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93 Days ‘Til Alabama Football: Eddie Jackson’s pick-six puts the Tide back in playoff contention

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And enters the Alabama record book at the same time.

Alabama v Texas A&M Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

October 15, 2015, Alabama is entering the heart of its SEC schedule. Having dropped a weird game at home against Ole Miss, Alabama (5-1) simply cannot afford another loss in the conference. On tap: A trip by the No. 10 Tide to the hostile confines of No. 9 Texas A&M’s Kyle Field.

Up 21-6, late in the half, Alabama’s momentum has stalled. Derrick Henry is having a career day (236 yards,) but the Tide can’t put away the pesky Aggies. After jumping up 21-0, the Tide have surrendered back-to-back field goals to the Aggies, and Texas A&M is driving again. Kyle Allen steps up in the pocket at the ‘Bama 30, and tosses a dart to the 7-yard line...where Eddie Jackson steps in front of the pass, and then weaves his way for a 93-yard touchdown.

Alabama would force four interceptions that day, returning three for touchdowns in a 41-23 Alabama victory. That win that would vault the Tide to No. 6 in the country and put ‘Bama back on the playoff track. Alabama would later make the playoffs en route to its 16th National Championship.

Eddie Jackson’s 93-yarder would be the longest of his career and becomes the fourth-longest interception return in school history.

93 days ‘til Alabama football.

Roll Tide