Three takeaways from No. 1 Alabamas win

Alabama improved to 6-0 Saturday after topping Texas A&M (3-3) 47-28 at Kyle Field, solidifying its placement at the top Joe Colborne Jersey of the college football rankings.Although the Crimson Tide only led by seven after the first quarter, they continued to build on their lead as the contest progre sed, scoring in various ways.It’ll certainly be difficult to take down No. 1 Alabama this year, especially when it has so many ways to win.Here are three takeaways from the Crimson Tide’s win:Alabama’s special teams can make a differenceThe Crimson Tide have had one of the most dynamic offenses in college football over the last two years, and it’s even easier for them when they have a short field to work with. Their special teams Rob Ramage Jersey reduced the workload of their offense Saturday, and it made a huge difference in the end result.Alabama’s kick and punt returning were on another level against Texas A&M. They averaged a staggering 31.2yards on kickoff returns and 30.4yards on punt returns. Henry Ruggs totaled 134kickoff return yardswhile sophomore return specialist Jaylen Waddle accumulated 128. Waddle also notched threereceptions for 48yards and a score.Waddle can weave his way through defenders. TOUCHDOWN Bama. CBS Sports (@CBSSports) But it doesn’t end here for the Crimson Tide, as they also blocked a punt in the fourth quarter, which they scooped up and returned for a score. Who can stop Alabama if its special teams can perform like this? The answer: probably no one.The Crimson Tide have continued to rack up penaltiesAlabama may have beaten Texas A&M handily, but Lanny McDonald Jersey penalties allowed the Aggies to stay in the hunt early on. The Crimson Tide were flagged 11times for a total of 91yards, allowing the Aggies to extend drives several times in the contest. Wideout DeVonta Smith was even ejected in the fourth quarter for throwing a punch. This is already the third time this season Alabama has totaled at least 10 penalties in a game. No team in the Nick Saban era has reached this mark so many times in one year, and it’s still early.Tougher competition is on the way, as Alabama still hasNo. 5 LSU and No. 12 Auburn on its docket. The Crimson Tide willhave to avoid costly violations moving forward.Kellen Mond was under serious pre sureMuch has been made of Alabama’s stagnant pa s rush this year, but it responded to speculation against Texas A&M. The Crimson Matt Duchene Jersey Tide entered Saturday with 10 sacks this season but totaled five against Mond and forced him to scramble quite a bit.Mond was an effective runner when he did take off though, rushing for 90 yards and a score while also throwing two touchdown pa ses. However, he was uncomfortable throughout the game and was rarely able to set his feet.The resurgence of Alabama’s defensive line will only make its team more complete. But consistency is key. Related Articles