What went right: Quarterback Kellen Mond had a turnover-free game and rushed for 90 yards despite five sacks. Wide receiver Quartney Davis had his second straight seven-catch game and freshman tight end Jalen Wydermyer had three catches for 49 yards, including a nifty 25-yard touchdown.
What went wrong: Texas A&M’s running game basically disappeared after 10 carries for 42 yards on the first drive.
Bottom line: A&M punted on three of its first four possessions in the second half, having a seven-play, 82-yard touchdown drive but managing only 12 yards on the other 10 plays.
What went right: Freshman Demani Richardson came up with an interception in the end zone to prevent Alabama from building on a 24-10 lead. He became the first player this season to intercept Tua Tagovailoa.
What went wrong: Alabama scored touchdowns on third-and-10 and third-and-7 twice.
Bottom line: Alabama’s receivers were too good after catches, eluding too many would-be tacklers as the Crimson Tide converted eight of 13 third downs.
SPECIAL TEAMS: F
What went right: Jayden Peevy blocked an extra point.
What went wrong: The blocked punt for a touchdown put a bow on the victory.
Bottom line: Every time an Alabama returner touched the ball, something good happened for the Crimson Tide.
What went right: A&M opened the game with positive yards on 15 straight plays.
What went wrong: After Alabama answered A&M’s opening touchdown drive the Aggies had their first three-and-out. Mond threw a pass into the ground, lost 4 yards on a draw play and was sacked. Alabama then scored a touchdown in less than a minute and never trailed.
Bottom line: A&M continues to hurt itself with self-inflicted mistakes. A&M had a chance to make it a one-possession game after forcing Alabama’s first punt, but receiver Kendrick Rogers was called for a personal foul following a first down, killing that drive. Alabama scored a touchdown and then blocked the punt for another score.
What went right: You couldn’t have had a better start than a 15-play, 75-yard drive to open the game that took 8 minutes, 3 seconds.
What went wrong: A&M’s average starting field position was its own 23. Alabama was A&M’s 48.
Bottom line: A&M is 1-7 against SEC teams coming off a bye.