4. The Aggie defense forces three turnovers
It was a turnover that was the difference against Ole Miss. Texas A&M safety Derrick Tucker picked off Rebels’ quarterback Jordan Ta’amu and walked into the endzone for his first career pick six. It gave the Aggies their first lead of the game. That was also the only touchdown scored by either team in the second half.
The Aggie defense under defensive coordinator John Chavis has been a big play defense. They’re going to take chances against LSU and get burned. However, for every chance that backfires they’ll have one that pays off.
Texas A&M wasn’t able to force any turnovers against the Tigers a year ago. Instead they watched almost helplessly as the LSU offense marched up and down the field. The Tigers jumped out to a two-score lead in the second quarter and the Aggies were forced to trade scores until time ran out. A few key turnovers might have turned that game around. Texas A&M ranks third in the SEC in turnover margin. They’ll pick up a few big takeaways against LSU this year.