Alabama barely escapes with a win after Texas A&M loses the last game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Will Anderson kept coming, kept bursting through the Texas A&M backfield, kept pounding quarterback Haynes King. The Alabama linebacker was credited with a whopping eight quarterback hurries, by far the highest single-game total of his All-American career. “He was taking a few hits,” Anderson said with a laugh.

Yet King kept getting up—albeit more and more slowly. He kept bouncing, he kept standing against the most feared pass rusher in college football, knowing the body shots were coming. That was the entirety of Saturday night’s final do-or-die drive—Anderson pounces, King slings, the Aggies edge closer and closer to the end zone—until we come down to one last snap in a stadium dripping with unexpected tension .

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