A&M's Calzada And Smith Recognized

Two Texas A&M stars from the Alabama upset receive accolades

Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada had quite a game against then-No. 1 Alabama on Saturday night at Kyle Field, and it's earned him the Maxwell Award Player of the Week and the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, as announced Tuesday.

Calzada's favorite target in the stunning upset, receiver Ainias Smith, received Tyler Rose honorable mention honors. Smith caught six passes for 85 yards, including two touchdowns.

Showing poise throughout the fourth quarter, Calzada threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Smith to tie the game with just three minutes remaining. After the A&M held and forced the Alabama to punt, Calzada struck again, leading the Aggies 54 yards in eight plays to set up the game-winning Seth Small 28-yard field goal as time expired.

It was the A&M football program's first win over a top-ranked team since the Aggies' inaugural season in the SEC in 2012 when they also defeated No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. 

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Following the Aggies' victory at Kyle Field on Saturday, the 12th Man stormed the field, prompting a $100,000 "second offense" fine from the SEC for breaking the league's "access to competition area" policy. 

A&M (4-2, 1-2) hits the road Saturday at Missouri (3-3, 0-2). Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. with the broadcast on the SEC Network.

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