Alabama finished with a balanced 602 yards – 298 rushing and 304 passing. Nick Saban said the team was experiencing anxiety due to high expectations. No signs of the perceived ailment this afternoon. Sims and the struggling Tide offense rebounded by setting a school record with 35 points in the second quarter (records dating back to 1945 to present). A previous high of 34 was recorded in a 62-27 come from behind victory over Ole Miss on October 7, 1989 in Jackson. The 59 point margin of victory was the most ever in the program’s history over a ranked opponent.
On a self-proclaimed misread first down passing play, Blake Sims deftly eluded multiple Texas A&M defenders on a 43-yard scamper to the end zone increasing the score to 24-0 with 11:06 remaining until halftime. He finished with four rushing attempts, 54 yards and no sacks. Watch the video interview of the Alabama quarterback and his post-game Texas A&M vs. Alabama comments describing the victory.