The Aggie offense has the potential to really be special this year. All they have to do is find the right guy to play quarterback and spread the ball around. Trayveon Williams and Christian Kirk are going to be the big play makers for the Aggies this year. Kirk is even projected to be one of the first receivers taken in the 2018 NFL Draft. Running back Keith Ford and athlete Roshauud Paul are going to contribute as well. As long as the Ags can find someone to consistently put the ball in their hands, then the Aggies could be dangerous this year.
The Longhorns have the advantage at the QB position. Their gunslinger of the future is Shane Beuchele. Even if he doesn’t work out true freshman, Sam Ehlinger, could easily fill in and save the day. However, the Horns aren’t as established at the skill position. They’ve had some flashes of decent play makers like Chris Warren III and Jerrod Heard in the past, but neither has been able to consistently show up and perform like needed.
We can hope all we want, but it may be a while…
Both teams seem to balance out pretty well on the field. Where one team may be a little weaker, the other is stronger. There’s no sign that they’ll be facing off anytime in the near future but both teams are looking to rise up from the mediocrity they’ve been experiencing. Today, I think my Aggies would have the edge but who knows really? Renewing this legendary rivalry would be not only good of the schools, but for the fans and for the sport. Plus, it would give the Aggie War Hymn a little more relevance when we sing “Goodbye to texas university” and “saw varsity’s horns off.”
Bringing these two institutions together, and owning some bragging rights at the dinner table, are something that folks everywhere miss and would love to have back. Whether you have your horns up or are trying to saw them off, Texas football brings us together off the field even if we are against each other on the field. For now, we must be patient and deal with our actual schedules, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the two teams met in the near future. Maybe in a bowl game? I guess time will decide. So, in spirit of the greatest state in the USA, God Bless Texas.
***Stats from sportsreference.com***