Zach Calzada had the game of his life as Texas A&M upset No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.
Calzada threw a game-tying TD pass to Ainias Smith with three minutes to go as his left knee got rolled up on by a lineman. He returned to the game for A&M’s next possession despite being helped off the field after the TD pass and led the Aggies down the field for a game-winning drive that culminated in a 28-yard field goal by Seth Small and a 41-38 win.
Calzada entered the game completing 55% of his passes after taking over for Haynes King following a fractured lower left leg suffered in the second game of the season. Saturday night, Calzada was 21-of-31 passing for 285 yards and three TDs and an interception along with a huge scramble on A&M’s final drive.
Here’s what his pass to Smith for the game-tying score looked like.
Alabama went three-and-out on what could have been a game-winning TD drive and A&M got the ball back with