Bryce Young Alabama

The Alabama Crimson Tide were given all they could handle in their matchup against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, but Bama quarterback Bryce Young stepped up when it mattered most in crunch time.

Texas kicker Bert Auburn redeemed himself for a previous miss in the game by making a clutch 49-yard field goal with only 1:29 left in the fourth quarter to give Texas a 19-17 lead.

That gave Alabama one chance to march down the field and retake the lead, and Young certainly did not disappoint with this opportunity.

Perhaps the most important play of the game came when Young was nearly sacked on a blitz by Longhorns cornerback Ryan Watts, but managed to escape the tackle and rush for 20 yards to put Alabama into field goal range.

This would lead to a 33-yard field goal attempt from Alabama kicker Will Reichard, which he would make to give them a lead they would not relinquish.

This game was by no means Young’s most impressive, but many have taken notice of his timely game-winning drive and are calling him one of the best quarterbacks in the country.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is not typically someone too willing to give out comments, but he has plenty of positive things to say about his quarterback’s heroics following the game.

“At the end of the day, he did a great job when his best was needed,” Saban told Fox Sports sideline reporter Jenny Taft on Young’s game-winning drive. “That’s what we needed.”

Texas did an excellent job of competing in this game despite starting quarterback Quinn Ewers exiting the game with a shoulder injury. Ultimately, Young was able to will his team to a victory on Saturday.

[Fox College Football]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.