By | October 10, 2021

IT! IS! ON! … An already pretty intense race to college football’s national championship suddenly looks to be wide-open after Texas A&M stunned top-ranked and defensing national title-holders Alabama 41-38 on a walk-off FG as time expired. The Tide had actually trailed by as much as 2 TDs throughout much of the contest against the twice-beaten Aggies, but finally took the lead 38-31 with less than ten minutes to play. However, the Aggies were able to drive for a tying score, forced a three-and-out before completing that final drive for the game-winning FG. Of course, Alabama still has a path to the CFP playoffs: win out and win the SEC Championship game, but the Tide doesn’t have any room for error left. With Alabama losing, Georgia, which thumped Auburn 34-10 on the road, will almost assuredly take over the top spot in the rankings, followed by Iowa which came from behind to beat Penn State 23-20, although the main factor in that one appears to be have been the fact that the Lions, who were up two scores at the time, lost QB Sean Clifford midway thru the second quarter. Meanwhile, a team to watch is Oklahoma. While still unbeaten, the Sooners have kind of sputtered through the first half of the season,but looked like a different team in yesterday’s comeback win over Texas in the Red River Rivalry game after star freshman Caleb Williams replaced an inconsistent Spencer Rattler at QB.