Texas A&M Football vs UCLA: Players to watch and predictions

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The Texas A&M football team has been frustrating to predict in the past. They look spectacular at times but just as often they look horrible. You cannot predict what team is going to show up. Aggie fans just pray that the spectacular team shows up more often than not.

Last year’s game between these teams was a back and forth game. The Aggies did pull off the home win thanks to a Trevor Knight touchdown run in overtime. Texas A&M found a way to move the ball on offense against the Bruins last year and will hopefully do the same this year. If the Aggies can keep the turnovers down and find something that works on offense they have a good chance at winning that side of the ball.

However, the Ags defense is going to have to figure out a way to stop the Bruins on offense. They don’t have to shut them out, but it cannot be a track meet. The defense will have to figure out how to fill the big shoes of Myles Garrett and figure out a way to get some turnovers.

Next: Game by game predictions for the 2017 Aggie football season

Three bold calls for this week’s game:

  • Texas A&M forces two fumbles
  • The Aggies pass for 250 yards
  • Nick Starkel throws two touchdown passes

Prediction: Texas A&M 35 – UCLA 14

***Stats from ESPN, Aggie Athletics***