It will be the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week against the SEC Offensive Player of Almost Every Week when Alabama hosts Texas A&M on Saturday. Bama stayed undefeated with a road win at LSU, while the Aggies romped Mississippi State with A&M’s high-powered offense.
Alabama begins a three-game home stand to close out the regular-season portion of the 2012 season on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium against No. 15 (AP)/14 (Coaches) Texas A&M. It will be the fifth meeting between the Crimson Tide and Aggies and the first since 1988. Overall, Alabama leads the series 3-1. Saturday’s game marks the Aggies first trip to Tuscaloosa and Bryant-Denny Stadium. The two teams played in the 1942 and 1968 Cotton Bowls, splitting those two games. The Tide then swept a home-and-home series, winning 23-10 in Birmingham in 1985 and 30-10 in College Station in 1988. The game will be televised by CBS with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. CT. Verne Lundquist will serve as the play-by-play announcer, with Gary Danielson at his side as the color analyst. The two will be joined by sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. Eli Gold and Phil Savage will handle the radio call on the Crimson Tide Sports Network, with Chris Stewart serving as sideline reporter.
The Alabama football team was recognized for its thrilling come-from-behind, last minute win against LSU by being named one of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Teams of the Week. Crimson Tide sophomore linebacker Adrian Hubbard was also honored by being named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week.