TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Fwrd Axis) — The No. 11 Texas Longhorns took down the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide 34-24 at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday night, putting themselves back in the national championship conversation.
The Story: Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers passed for 349 yards and three touchdowns.
- Alabama had its 21-game home winning streak snapped along with a 57-game regular-season winning streak snapped going back to 2007.
- Texas tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders had five catches for 114 yards.
- The win is the biggest of Steve Sarkisian’s career with the Longhorns.
“Even when it got dicey … I love the response and the grit and perseverance our guys showed,” said Sarkisian.
Alabama gets tested: The Crimson Tide struggled as quarterback Jalen Milroe finished 14 of 27 for 255 yards with a pair of touchdowns but was picked off on two bad throws.
- “This was a test for us,” Saban said. “I told the players early in the week that this was going to be a test, that we were playing a really good team, and that we would find out where we were as a team.”
Moving on up: Sunday saw Texas move up in the AP rankings, going from No. 11 to No. 4 following their win over Alabama.
- “We have a ton of respect for Alabama, and I know how well they’re coached. I know how hard they play,” Sarkisian said.
Up Next: Texas will return home to Austin to face Wyoming next Saturday.