Best moments and highlights from Alabama vs. Texas

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Meeting for the first time in more than a decade, the Tide are big favorites over the Longhorns in a matchup of two of college football's bluest bloods.

Best moments and highlights from Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas Longhorns football play How the '09 BCS championship changed the trajectory of Texas and Alabama (2:14) Take a look back at the 2009 BCS National Championship game featuring Colt McCoy and the Texas Longhorns facing off against Nick Saban's Alabama squad. (2:14) 11:38 AM ET ESPN For the first time since the 2009 BCS National Championship, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas Longhorns face off. For two of the bluest bloods in college football, they don't play often. This is their first meeting in the regular season since 1922. When they played 12 years ago, the Tide won 37-21 and Nick Saban won his first national title at Alabama. The game turned in the second series when Longhorns QB Colt McCoy, a Heisman finalist, was injured and exited the game. Texas turned to a true freshman QB and made it a close game, but in the fourth quarter, the Tide pulled away. The McCoy injury hangs over the game as one of the biggest "what-ifs" in a sport full of them. Read more: Week 2's biggest questions The teams' fortunes diverged from there. Alabama became the most dominant force in the sport, winning five more titles. Texas has had four head coaches since and has struggled to find a QB as dominant as McCoy. This year, Alabama is coming off an SEC title and a loss to Georgia to the College Football Playoff National Championship game. Texas went 5-7 last season, its first with Steve Sarkisian as coach. Alabama seems every bit the CFP favorite with Bryce Young at QB. Meanwhile, Texas might have answered its frustratingly long QB question. Transfer QB Quinn Ewers , a former five-star recruit, had two TDs in his burnt orange debut. The Tide enter as 20-point favorites, according to Caesars. It's the longest odds the Horns have faced at home since 1978. Here are the best moments and plays from the game: Arrivals This guy's ready play 0:17 GameDay cast reacts to Texas fan's shoey College GameDay cast commentates on Texas fan chugging a beer from his shoe.