Last Minute Field Goal Lifts No. 1/1 Alabama Football to a 20-19 Victory Over Texas

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Alabama football , Dallas, Texas – At Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, the No. 1/1 Alabama football team defeated Texas 20-19 on to a 33-yard field goal by kicker Will Reichard with 10 seconds remaining in the game. The Crimson Tide improves to 2-0 on the year with the victory, while the Longhorns fall to 1-1.

As the clock ticked down, Reichard’s attempt was the first game-winning field goal for Alabama under Nick Saban and the first such victory since the 2006 season. With a field goal that matched his career-long of 52 yards, Reichard started the scoring in the first quarter.

Texas made three field goals in the second half, while the Tide answered with a touchdown and Reichard’s game-winning kick, both in the fourth quarter, after the teams traded scores in the first half to tie the score at 10-10 at the break.

With 97 yards on six carries, including an exhilarating 81-yard touchdown in the first quarter, running back Jase McClellan led all rushers. With 74 receiving yards on nine catches, including a touchdown catch of seven yards from quarterback Bryce Young in the middle of the fourth quarter, running back Jahmyr Gibbs led the Tide. Young completed 27 of his 39 passes for 213 yards and a score in addition to gaining 38 running yards on his seven attempts.

DeMarco Hellams, a defensive back for the Alabama Crimson Tide, led the team’s defence with 10 tackles, including eight solo stops. Jaylen Moody, Kool-Aid McKinstry, and Will Anderson Jr., also a defensive back, all recorded sacks that day.

First Quarter
08:47 – UA | Will Reichard finished up a seven-play, 44-yard drive that took 2:52 with a 52-yard field goal, matching the longest of his career.
02:51 UT | Texas tied the game and scored its first points against Alabama this year when Bert Auburn kicked a 26-yard field goal to end a 15-play, 67-yard drive that took 5:56.
02:34 – UA | Jase McClellan ran 81 yards to the house on the next offensive play for the Tide to complete the scoring in the opening frame.

Second Quarter
14:55 – UT | On the opening play of the second quarter, Bijan Robinson scampered from one yard out to tie the game and finish a six-play, 75-yard drive that took 2:39.
Third Quarter
06:27 – UT | Bert Auburn’s 33-yard field goal gave UT a 13-10 lead and completed a six-play, 25-yard drive that took 3:12 to complete.
Fourth Quarter 12:55 – UT: Auburn made his third field goal of the contest, this one coming from 24 yards out, capping a 12-play, 65-yard drive that took 5:47. Fourth Quarter 08:29 – UA: Young connected on a seven-yard touchdown pass to Jahmyr Gibbs, giving the Tide a 17-16 lead and capping an 11-play, 75-yard drive that took 4:26.

Next Alabama will host ULM at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday as it makes a return home. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network and is set to begin at 3 p.m. CT.