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No. 11 Texas Knocks Off No. 3 Alabama 34-24

The win is the biggest of Steve Sarkisian’s career with the Longhorns.

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.

Stephen Anderson
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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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