No. 1 Alabama survives upset scare on final play in 24-20 win over Texas A&M

No. 1 Alabama escaped with a 24-20 win over Texas A&M on Saturday night despite four turnovers and two missed field goals.

Texas A&M got to the Alabama 2 with three seconds left thanks to a pass interference call in the end zone on what would have been a game-sealing interception. But Haynes King’s pass to the right pylon was high and wide and incomplete.

The Crimson Tide didn’t have star quarterback Bryce Young either. Young missed the game after spraining the AC joint in his right throwing shoulder in Week 5 against Arkansas. That gave Jalen Milroe the start and he fumbled twice in the first half and also threw an interception.

A&M could have pulled the upset if it wasn’t for the same offensive struggles that have plagued the Aggies all season long. A&M did a good job capitalizing on Alabama’s turnovers — the game was tied 14-14 after A&M turned short fields from Milroe fumbles into touchdowns — but was unable to sustain much other offensive success.