Alabama defense chewing up opposing quarterbacks

Alabama outside linebacker Christian Miller had 2.5 sacks of Jordan Ta'amu during last Saturday night's 62-7 shredding of Ole Miss.

Playing top-ranked Alabama hasn't done much to improve the efficiency ratings of opposing quarterbacks so far this season.

On Saturday afternoon, Texas A&M's Kellen Mond will try to reverse that trend as the No. 22 Aggies (2-1) play their Southeastern Conference opener in Tuscaloosa.

CBS will televise the 3:30 p.m. game as the Crimson Tide (3-0) go for their second SEC win of the season.

Louisville's Jawon Pass, Arkansas State's Justice Hansen and Jordan Ta'amu of Ole Miss have been the first three quarterbacks to face a Crimson Tide defense that had to replace eight starters, and they combined to throw four touchdown passes and five interceptions.

When not facing Nick Saban's juggernaut, those three quarterbacks have combined for 13 touchdowns and three interceptions.

"They have the same productivity that they've always had," Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said this week.