5. Texas A&M wins
The Texas A&M locker room is going to be filled with emotion. It’s clear that Kevin Sumlin’s players have a tremendous amount of respect for their coach and there is no better way for them to show that then giving it everything they’ve got against the Tigers on Saturday.
Texas A&M and LSU have met five times since the Aggies joined the SEC. Four of those five games were decided by two scores or less. The Aggies late-season struggles have been well document, and perhaps playing the Tigers at the end of the year is part of the problem.
Nevertheless, there is reason for the maroon and white to have hope. Texas A&M picked up a big SEC road win last weekend against Ole Miss. That was the second win in November for Texas A&M and put them in position to finish with a winning record in the SEC (5-3) if they can beat LSU. The insertion of Nick Starkel at the quarterback position has jump-started a tepid offense and the Aggie defense is playing with a renewed vigor and intensity.
A win on Saturday might be more of a sentimental offering to their head coach than anything else, but this team is not going to quit. They’ll finally get the monkey off their back and beat LSU on Saturday.