For the 10th straight game, Alabama's offense got a boost from its defense and special teams with a non-offensive touchdown.

The latest defensive score came on a 30-yard fumble return by defensive lineman Jonathan Allen in the third quarter. The touchdown increased Alabama's lead to two scores and gave the team some breathing room after the game had tightened up.

"It's a great benefit for our team when we can put points on the board and kind of take some pressure off the offense," defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick said after the game. "It's a great morale boost for the offense and the defense so we gotta keep it going and keep making plays."

Head coach Nick Saban said after the game that the Allen fumble return was a huge play in the game. The Aggies had been moving the ball well and that turnover really turned momentum, which Fitzpatrick echoed as well.

"That's what it does when we score on defense. It kind of gives us a whole lot of momentum and drive on the defense, and it kind of takes the wind out of the other team's offense."

The Crimson Tide defense has totaled nine touchdowns through eight games, which leads the country.