Friday, December 14, 2012
Top 5 moments: Everett's pick vs. Bama
By Sam Khan Jr.
GigEmNation is counting down the top five moments of Texas A&M’s 2012 season this week. No. 1 ...
Texas A&M had hit Alabama with blow after blow. But the defending BCS champions weren't going down easy or without a fight.
Despite trailing 20-0, the Crimson Tide climbed back into the game and on their final offensive possession, had the chance to take the lead with fewer than two minutes remaining. The Aggies' defense stood tall in a goal-to-go situation and eventually forced fourth-and-goal at the 2.
For all intents and purposes, this was A&M's chance to end it. Get a stop and go home with a win.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron lined up in the shotgun and sent receiver Kenny Bell in motion. He ran a quick route into the flat, and fellow receiver Amari Cooper also flooded that area, running a quick out behind Bell. Safety Steven Terrell shadowed Bell, and when he went in motion, Terrell shifted as well. Everett originally was lined up against Cooper, but the recognized the play and made and adjustment. As soon as McCarron fired a pass to Bell, Everett made an instinctive play, stepped in front and intercepted the pass.
Everett fell at the 4 and the A&M sideline erupted. As the Aggies celebrated, the Crimson Tide cringed in shock.
The call, by CBS play-by-play man Verne Lundquist is simple but one Aggies fans will probably never forget.
"McCarron will throw it...it's intercepted! Deshazor Everett at the goal line!"
After an offsides penalty on Alabama on fourth down of the ensuing possession, the Aggies ran the clock out and secured an upset of No. 1 Alabama, 29-24. It was a game that solidified Johnny Manziel's Heisman Trophy candidacy, established the Aggies as a real factor in the SEC and will be remembered in Aggie lore for years to come.