CSS: Keys for Alabama vs. Texas A&M

(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

This was published on CSS on Friday before the Texas A&M game and I’m proud to say that most of them actually happened. I must be psychic or something.

Is it even remotely possible that this game lives up to the hype?

Texas A&M is the last team to defeat Alabama. And even though the Crimson Tide went on to win the national title last season, they are still out to defeat A&M. Alabama had this rematch with Johnny Manziel marked on its calendar the day after last year’s loss. A running reel of the loss was constantly streaming on the Alabama weight room TVs. Even if Alabama’s players or coach won’t admit to it, it’s been their main focus.

For the biggest game in school history, Texas A&M – a nine-point home underdog – has everything to play for. But a loss for either team wouldn’t be a crushing blow. Just like Alabama last year, one loss does not kill your season, especially when that loss comes in Week 3. Alabama’s one loss to A&M came in Week 11 and they still made the title game.

Before you sit down for the nine or so hours of coverage on Saturday, here are some keys to tomorrow’s game:

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