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Young, No. 1 Alabama escape Texas on late FG 20-19 – Brospar Daily News

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Will Reichardt threw a 33-yard field goal with 10 seconds left as Bryce Young and No. 1 Alabama overcame Texas State’s stifling defensive effort ended in a tough 20-game battle -19 Saturday.

Young was hit and harassed by the Texas defense for much of the game, but the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback played well in the fourth quarter.

He had a twisted, lopsided touchdown pass, then had a 20-yard run in the final minute for the game-winner for Reichard. Young easily dodged a lightning-fast defender, then had a wide open space in front of him to run.

Young’s decisive game saved Alabama on an unusually sloppy day, when the Crimson Tide (2-0) struggled in a penalty shootout and lost an assist, and were forced clear six times in a row. Texas (1-1) put Alabama in the fourth inch with 1:39 left on a Burt Auburn field goal.

Young also undermined what could have been a game-changing win for Texas State and sophomore coach Steve Sarkisian. Longhorns quarterback Quinn Youles was ruled out late in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

Hudsonka’s steady hand and reserve-inspired defense helped the Texans take a 16-10 lead early in the fourth quarter before reclaiming the lead on Auburn’s fourth field goal of the day.

Young went 27 of 39 for 213 yards and passed the ball to Jameer Gibbs as Alabama led 17-16. Jas McClellan had an 81-yard touchdown for Alabama in the first quarter.

Alabama avoided its first non-conference loss since 2007 against Louisiana-Monroe in head coach Nick Saban’s first season.

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Alabama: The tides are completely out of phase. The 11 free throws and missed passes in the first half showed a sloppy performance rarely seen by Saban. Will Anderson, winner of the Broncos Nagulsky Award last season, struggled against an inexperienced Texas offensive line.

Texas: The Longhorns let a huge win slip away. Now, if Ewers is out for a long time, they also have questions about the quarterback. He was electrocuted early against the Tide and had thrown for 134 yards in the first quarter before being injured when linebacker Dallas Turner threw him to the ground.


Alabama hosts Louisiana-Monroe.

Texas will host UTSA next Saturday.

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