No. 1-ranked Alabama trails No. 15 Texas A&M 20-14 at halftime, and here are some bits and pieces for those of you who are watching the game courtesy of CBS.
–Johnny Manziel has rushed for 82 yards on nine carries and completed 15 of 16 passes for 118 yards. The only incompletion was a deep ball that was overthrown.
–Texas A&M has converted 7 of 8 on third down.
–AJ McCarron‘s interception streaked at 291 straight. That’s short of the SEC record set by Kentucky’s Andre Woodson, who threw 325 straight without an interception.
–Eddie Lacy has 68 yards on nine carries for Alabama.
–Until today, Alabama’s largest deficit of the year was three points last week against LSU.
–Amari Cooper has four catches for 32 yards after an ankle injury limited him last week against LSU. He played little and didn’t catch a pass in that game.
–Alabama’s leading tacklers are Dee Milliner and C.J. Mosley with eight each.
–Alabama invited men who played at Texas A&M for Bear Bryant to today’s game, and 24 accepted. The group included former Alabama assistant coaches Bobby Marks, Dee Powell and John David Crowe. Also, there was Gene Stallings, who received the loudest ovation.
–Alabama invited its former first-team All-Americans for a pregame reception and introduced them before the game. Running back Trent Richardson received the biggest ovation, but the crowd showered plenty of cheers on Johnny Musso, Jay Barker and Shaun Alexander. Antonio Langham received a nice ovation, too.