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Alabama takes control

PASSING LEADERS

Texas

Garrett Gilbert...0-6, 2 int.

Alabama

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McElroy...1-2, 11 yards

RUSHING LEADERS

Texas

D.J. Monroe...1, 28 yards

Alabama

T. Richardson...6, 57 yards, TD

RECEIVING LEADERS

Texas

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None...0 yards

Alabama

Richardson...1, 11 yards

Momentum: It was Alabama from start to finish, with Mark Ingram scoring on a two-yard run two plays into the quarter and defensive lineman Marcell Dareus scoring on a 28-yard interception return with only a few seconds left.

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Unanswered questions: What was Mack Brown thinking? With under a minute left and a true freshman quarterback struggling, the Longhorns tried a shovel pass instead of trying to run out the clock? Can the Longhorns possibly win with a true freshman quarterback?

Did you notice? Alabama nose guard Terrence Cody, who is listed at 6 feet 5 and 354 pounds, lined up in the offensive backfield and led the way for Ingram on his scoring run. Ingram isn’t the only Alabama back with speed. Trent Richardson’s 49-yard touchdown run featured him jetting away from Longhorns pursuers.


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