(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) Alabama is rebounding and responding after its first loss of the season. The Tide fell behind early to Texas A&M-- 20 to 0 after the first quarter.
Alabama fought their way back, but the comeback fell short, losing 29 to 24 at Bryant-Denny.
Barring a miracle, Alabama should beat Auburn in the Iron Bowl a week from Saturday and earn their spot in the SEC Championship where they'll face Georgia. So everything is in front of the Crimson Tide on the conference level.
Unfortunately, their national championship aspirations are out of their hands. Alabama's comeback against Texas A&M came up short when AJ McCarron was picked off at the goal line in the game's final couple of minutes. The Aggies were able to hold on and win 29-24
knocking Bama down from first to fourth in this week's BCS standings.
With Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame all unbeaten, Bama needs two of the three to lose to get back in the national title picture.
Monday Nick Saban was searching for perspective.
"The focus has to be on, not what has been lost, but what can we gain from the lessons learned from those circumstances and situations," Saban said. "We need to look forward in a positive way to what we want this football to be, be remember as, accomplished. There's a lot of things moving forward that we can accomplish."