After going 24-0 in his first two dozen games against former assistant coaches, Nick Saban had gone 1-2, including a loss in last year's championship games to Georgia's Kirby Smart. On Saturday, Steve Sarkisian had Texas poised to hang another defeat in Saban's loss column after Bert Auburn gave the Longhorns the lead over Alabama with a late field goal. But that's when Heisman award winner, Bryce Young, went to work, engineering a 9-play 61 yard drive which include a 20-yard scramble after ducking what most likely would have been a game-ending sack near midfield. With 10 seconds left, kicker Will Reichard was good from 33-yards out, and the Crimson Tide escaped in Austin 20-19.
On the GridCard, Annabelle (40) put up a TallBoy and earned King of the Mountain. This was Annabelle's second KOTM of the year. AutoPick posted some high scores including, Winky (39), Heart of a Hooligan (37), Go Bucs (36), Jeep Lover 2 (36) and Jkloo (35). Six other players managed Qualifying Scores: kjh98 (35), Kara (33), Nutmeg (32), dangerzone (31), Mr. Jake 50 (31), and BabyMac (30).
In the first week of Team Fantasy, the PGT defeated OG 71-60 behind Annabelle (40) and dangerzone (31). Team Detwilwer beat TMac 70-60, Heart of a Hooligan (37) and Kara (33), leading the way. VBar's high scorers were Winky (39) and Jkloo (35) as they got past Team Collins 74-63. And in the battle of shorthanded teams, Fictionasy got the win over LFL 61-50, Go Bucs (36) and Guy Green (25) taking Top2 Honors.