Who: No. 15 Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 SEC) at Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC)
When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Television: CBS. Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson will call the game from the booth, while Tracy Woolfson will serve as sideline reporter.
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium at Tuscaloosa
The series: Alabama leads 3-1. The Crimson Tide won regular season meetings in 1985 in Birmingham and 1988 in College Station, Texas, and the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 1942. Texas A&M won the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 1968. This is Texas A&M’s first trip to Tuscaloosa.
Texas A&M vs. the No. 1 team: This is the 12th time the Aggies have played the nation’s No. 1-ranked team. They are 1-10 in the 11 previous meetings. The lone win came in 2002 against Oklahoma 30-26.
Alabama vs. the Top 25: Since the start of 2008 season, Alabama is 21-6 against teams in the Top 25. That includes eight of the last nine, with the lone loss coming last year against LSU in Tuscaloosa 9-6.
Perfect kickers: Alabama’s Jeremy Shelley hasn’t missed in 52 kicks this year, including 43 extra points and nine field goals. He appeared to miss an extra point against Tennessee, but the scorekeeper ruled it was a team miss because the fault wasn’t with Shelley. The last kicker who was keeping pace with Shelley was Navy’s Nick Sloan, who missed a kick last weekend.
Next for Alabama: The Crimson Tide hosts Western Carolina on Nov. 17. The SEC Network will televise the game at 11:21 a.m.