Texas A&M Football: 3 Keys to an Aggie victory over South Carolina

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No.1 – Pressure Jake Bentley

Texas A&M was able to sack quarterback Austin Allen six times on Saturday. For a team that lost its best pass rushers, that is incredible. If the defensive line can create the same amount of pressure against a depleted South Carolina offensive line (missing a guard and tackle), then it can force quarterback Jake Bentley into making bad decisions, like throwing the ball near Armani Watts. Knocking him off his game has forced him into turnovers this year, and we all know the Aggies love their turnovers.

I want to see four sacks against South Carolina, but more importantly, I don’t want to see him have a clean pocket all that often. Getting constant pressure will force any quarterback to make bad decisions, and it is imperative to force Bentley to throw places he isn’t confident.

Whether the Aggies do it by blitzing, sending newfound pass rusher Landis Durham after the Gamecocks, or by another player stepping up, it doesn’t matter. Sacks can win this game, and will get Kyle Field rocking.

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