The worst case scenario for Texas A&M Football in 2017

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Worst Case Scenario No. 1

Tough November schedule strikes again

It’s no secret that there has been considerable frustration with the Aggies November record over the last four seasons. That’s how they’ve managed to squander hot starts and mire themselves in mediocre 8-5 finishes. The Aggies are 7-9 in November since 2013. That’s a game below .500, which isn’t good, but it’s not woefully inadequate*. Then there’s the asterisk.

Sumlin’s record against SEC teams in November is more than damning.  Here’s how it shakes out since 2013.

  • 2013: 1-2
  • 2014: 1-2
  • 2015: 1-2
  • 2016: 0-3

Since 2013 Kevin Sumlin‘s team has won one SEC home game in the month of November. Remove four cupcakes wins and his November record becomes 3-9. Ouch. The schedule doesn’t do him any favors in 2017. The Aggies end their season with November games at home against Auburn, and on the road against Ole Miss and LSU. That’s a brutal draw.

Give the Aggies some credit. They’ve taken care of business against South Carolina and Arkansas earlier in the year each of the last few seasons. But would it be too much to ask to save one of those games for November? Fair or not, the Aggies will likely be underdogs in at least two of their November games in 2017.

Going 1-2 and only beating an Ole Miss team in the midst of their chaos isn’t going to cut it. But at this point, that’s what’s most likely to happen.