Five storylines: Alabama-Texas A&M 

November, 8, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama returns home Saturday afternoon to Bryant-Denny Stadium to face No. 15 Texas A&M. The Tide (9-0, 6-0 SEC) lead in their series with the Aggies 3-1, the last game a 33-10 win by UA in 1988 in College Station, Texas.

Here are five storylines for the game ...

1. Deflate Johnny Football: Johnny Manziel is the key to Texas A&M's high-powered offense. Whether it's his arm or his legs, the Aggies go with him. His ability to prolong plays with his feet and get the ball into the hands of his playmakers are key to his team's success. The freshman is No. 2 in the country in total offense, accounting for 383 yards per game.
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National football recruiting reporter Jeremy Crabtree lists three prospects he expects to dominate one-on-one matchups at Nike's The Opening.Tags: Richie Petitbon, Terry Beckner Jr., Duke Shelley, Alabama Crimson Tide, RecruitingNation, ESPN 300, Nike's The Opening, Jeremy Crabtree, The Early Offer, high school football recruiting
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