Texas A&M Football 2017: 3 Keys to victory over LSU

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2. Hold Danny Etling under 65 percent completions

In the past few games,  Danny Etling has done enough to win games with a high completion percentage. He throws the ball less than 25 times per game, but with the high amount of catches,  can do some damage to a defense trying to stop the run.

He is not the game changer that Jordan Ta’amu or Jarrett Stidham is, but he is capable of killing the Aggies. Last year, he completed 20 of 28 passes for 324 yards. Every time he dropped back, LSU was averaging 11 yards. It was insane. If the Aggies are going to win, they must get to him more than last year, and get him out of rhythm.

One place everyone expected Texas A&M to regress, pass rush, has been a huge asset in 2017. The main difference between this year and last is where the pressure is being applied from. It is more balanced in 2017, as opposed to 2016 where it was Myles Garrett or Daeshon Hall. Now, the interior lineman have been attacking, linebackers have been blitzing, and the ends have been able to get home as well. A more solid pass rush should be able to keep Etling from throwing all over the Aggies.