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Alabama defense aims to prevent Aggies from making big plays

When Texas A&M’s offense spreads three and four receivers out in the shotgun, the Aggies aren’t hunting for squirrels and rabbits. They’re aiming for bigger game, and bigger gains.

Texas A&M has 33 plays of 20 or more yards through just five games. The offense has eight plays of 40 or more yards spread among four different players.

“They do a lot of things that are real challenges when it comes to big plays,” University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “If you make one mistake when you’re that spread out, you have a chance for a guy to catch it and run with it.