Alabama football: Wild historical stat says Crimson Tide will get upset by Texas

Alabama football coach Nick Saban. (Syndication: Online Athens)
Alabama football coach Nick Saban. (Syndication: Online Athens) /

Alabama football is seen as a big favorite over Texas in their matchup this year, but a random historical stat could give the Longhorns hope.

Alabama is the national title favorite. They’re expected to roll through the SEC to another College Football Playoff bid. They’re the juggernaut out for blood after just missing out on a national title last season.

Texas, on the other hand, is one giant uncertainty in Steve Sarkisian’s second season in charge. They’re coming off a 5-7 campaign. They have Bijan Robinson and Quinn Ewers but that doesn’t mean they’re in the same league as the Crimson Tide.

Does that mean an upset is completely off the table for the 17-point underdog? One Twitter user has figured out how to give Texas some hope on this one.

Wild historical stat says Alabama football will get upset by Texas

“Nick Saban has never beaten a team that lost to Kansas the prior year. The last time he faced such a team was 2007 Louisiana Monroe who beat the Crimson Tide 21-14 in Tuscaloosa,” Kyle Umlang tweeted. “Texas by 2 scores!!!!”

Infamously, Texas gave Kansas one of their two victories in 2021, with the Longhorns falling 57-56 in overtime in Austin.

It was utterly embarrassing for Sarkisian and company but if the universe has a sense of humor, it could play into the idea of an Alabama upset.

Texas turning around and pulling off the ultimate shock win is a fun thought. College football is at its best when it’s crazy and unpredictable. And it would start plenty of “Texas is back” conversations sure to backfire down the line.

Stranger things have happened. But, for the record, Alabama by four scores.

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