Coach Jimbo Fisher reflected on Texas A&M’s 47-28 loss to Alabama at Kyle Field in a game where Alabama didn’t have to punt until less than 2 minutes remaining in the third quarter.

It was the Aggies second loss to a top-ranked opponent as the Crimson Tide rang up 448 total yards and prevailed despite 11 penalties. A&M returns to action next week at Ole Miss.

Here are Fisher’s comments to the media, including Travis L. Brown and TexAgs:

  • Congrats to Alabama. Very good football team and played a very good game. They took advantage in all three phases and that’s why they’re No. 1. Our kids played hard and at times very well. We just have to push through it and get over that hump.
  • Defensively, we got some good stops, but only made them punt twice.
  • Moved the ball on offense for the most part. Two-score game going into the fourth quarter. But their special teams were big.
  • (Kellen Mond) was under pressure but he made some plays. He made plays with his feet and his arm but there are some still left out there. But his heart and effort … he’s a great competitor.
  • I thought Spiller ran the ball well early but we got behind and we had to match scores. We missed a couple of counters and some blocks that we have to get better there.
  • We brought some pressure but we didn’t get enough pressure. No doubt and we’ve got to get more pressure on the QB. But we have to look and see if we didn’t jam up the routes well enough either.
  • When asked if special teams cost A&M this game, Fisher says no one unit loses a game, but said field position really hurt them today. It’s a stat they typically hold a strong advantage in.
  • Fisher said he liked how the offense moved the ball, and even ran the ball well to start, but got behind the 8 ball and had to throw more in the second half.