Will Anderson is having a surprisingly rough day in Austin. The standout Alabama linebacker hasn’t looked like his usual self, committing numerous costly penalties.

We’re used to seeing Anderson as a defensive monster. He ended 2021 with a strong push as a Heisman Trophy contender and entered the 2022 season with notable buzz for the award.

Saturday’s performance in a showcase game is certainly hurting his Heisman hopes. More importantly, the Alabama defense needs Anderson to wake up. The Crimson Tide currently trails Texas 13-10 in the 3rd quarter in Austin.

Here’s a small sample of what fans and media members are saying about Anderson’s uncharacteristic performance:

To his credit, Anderson got his hands on Texas’ field-goal attempt before the half.

There’s plenty of time for him to come up with another big play.