My mind says ‘Bama but my gut says Texas.
Will the Heisman curse do in the Tide?
Will Texas be hampered by its relatively weak season schedule?
I think that if Greg McElroy plays well, then Alabama wins going away. If he struggles, then I think Texas ekes it out. There is no fabled SEC speed advantage in this game–though you can expect to hear about it a lot tonight, despite Texas having more fast guys overall–but I do give Nick Saban the coaching advantage over Mack Brown.
The wildcards are the return units of both teams, especially Texas. Look out for D.J. Monroe, Jordan Shipley and Marquise Goodwin.
My (tenuous) pick: Alabama 23, Texas 21
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