For the 2nd time this season, Alabama avoided disaster.

In early September, the Crimson Tide survived a sloppy effort to win at Texas. And they did the same on Saturday night, holding off Texas A&M, 24-20.

The Aggies had a chance to win on the final play of the game but couldn’t convert from the 2-yard line.

Instead, it was Alabama that held on in spite of several turnovers, a couple of missed field goals, and plenty of other mistakes.

On his weekly show “Sunday Bloody Sunday” ESPN analyst Matt Barrie discussed Alabama’s escape and why he was stunned that the game was decided on the final play.

“Alabama, four turnovers in this game, most in a game since 2015,” Barrie said. “It was one of the more head-scratching games I’ve seen in a while only because Alabama just did not look like Alabama.”

Ultimately, however, Barrie said that credit must be given to the Tide for finding a way to win.

“Alabama survives to stay undefeated and (there) has to be a sigh of relief in Tuscaloosa this morning because it would have been insane for this Jimbo Fisher team … could you imagine if he had pulled off the upset?,” Barrie added. “Alabama, you hung on in a game where you were a 24-point favorite. What a game it was. Alabama escapes the jaws of defeat in a game they had no business being close with.”

You can see all of Barrie’s thoughts on the week that was in college football in the video below: