Crimson Tide vs. Longhorns – Week 2 Analysis

It’s one of the best games of Week 2 in College Football. Also, one of the most anticipated games of the weekend. Alabama Crimson Tide came to Textsd to take on the Texas Longhorns. The matchup did not disappoint.

The Longhorns’ defense did not fool around against Alabama’s offense. The defense kept pressuring and blitzing the Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young. However, the Crimson Tide responded with their own defense as well. They were relentless and aggressive against the Texas offensive lineman.

Yes, there was a controversial call that happened in the third quarter. It worked against the Longhorns’ favor, and many wondered if that could’ve or would’ve changed the outcome of the game. Many people thought Texas should’ve gotten a safety call when the pass rush featuring T’Vondre Sweat and DeMarvion Overshown got to Young. 

The officials called for targeting and roughing the passer. Young appeared down, which would have given the Longhorns a safety and a 15-10 lead. But it didn’t turn out to be that way. The call angered so many people. 

Regardless of the call, my main focus was the ending of the 4th quarter. After the Longhorns kicker Bert Auburn nailed a 49-yard field goal to take a 19-17 lead, Texas left too much time on the clock for Bryce Young. There were 1:34 minutes left in the 4th quarter. That’s plenty of time for a great quarterback in Young to come back and lead the team to victory. Young did precisely what others feared. 

Texas had a chance to tackle him in one play, but they missed the tackle, and Young took advantage of it. Crimson Tide kicker Will Reichard hit the 33-yard field goal to give the team a 20-19 lead and victory. 

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