Texas A&M started Saturday’s game in Bryant-Denny Stadium with the ball, but after two plays and an interception from Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson, the Crimson Tide offense took over the field at the 30-yard line. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came out and tossed up a pass to wide receiver DeVonta Smith in the end zone. Smith made a diving catch to score.

The Crimson Tide has won 18 consecutive games when scoring a touchdown on its first drive, including the first three of this season. Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy caught an 11-yard touchdown pass against Louisville to get things going. Jeudy then caught a 58-yarder against Arkansas State. And then last week, running back Damien Harris had a 43-yard scoring run against Ole Miss. 

The 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl versus Oklahoma was the last time Alabama scored immediately on offense and then ultimately lost the game.

Reach Terrin Waack at twaack@tuscaloosanews.com or at 205-722-0229.