Sep 14, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron (10) passes against the Texas A&M Aggies. Photo credit: USA Today Sports

Alabama at Texas A&M final score: Alabama outlasts Aggies, 49-42

The most anticipated game of the season lived up to the hype on Saturday afternoon as the Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas A&M Aggies did battle in College Station. When the game first started, it appeared that it would be all A&M.

Johnny Manziel led the Aggies right down the field for a 14-0 lead, before A.J. McCarron and the Crimson Tide came storming back.

Alabama scored 35 straight points, but that wasn’t enough to put an end to the match up. Texas A&M kept their heads on straight and were able to get back within two scores and the Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon put the ball on the ground and A&M was able to cover.

Once Texas A&M got the ball back, Manziel delivered a 95-yard strike to Mike Evans for the touchdown that pulled the Aggies within one.

Unfortunately for the home team, Alabama’s offense was too dominant. They charged down the field with their power running game until McCarron found Jalston Fowler in the flat for a five-yard touchdown.

Manziel had one more shot to make some magic happen, but it was just too little too late.

Texas A&M did strike back with 15 seconds to go to pull in to one score, but they were unable to recover the onside kick.

It was a fun back and forth battle that lived up to all of the hype, but in the end the back-to-back defending national champions and No. 1 ranked team were just too much to handle.

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