Texas A&M Football: Predicting the 2018 season through maroon glasses

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October Games

October is usually when the wheels would start to come off under Sumlin. But if I’m being honest, the October 20 bye week looks like a tougher opponent than South Carolina and Mississippi State. (And we already covered Kentucky).

South Carolina – Oct 13, 2018 – Williams-Brice Stadium

Will Muschamp has been pegged as the savior for multiple major institutions over the last few years and he’s never lived up to that hype. The Gamecocks have been Texas A&M’s punching bag SEC East “rival” under the new scheduling format when the conference went to 14 teams.

They were another team KDS didn’t lose to, and that includes at South Carolina in 2014 when the Gamecocks were ranked No. 9.

Final Score: 45-6 Ags

Mississippi State – Oct 27, 2018 – Davis-Wade Stadium

Mississippi State has been a tough opponent for the Aggies since losing Johnny Effing Football to the NFL. Sumlin went 1-3 against Dan Mullen without a Heisman-winning quarterback. The best news? Mullen finally wised up and took a job at a program that has the funds to support him.

With Mullen out and former Penn State coordinator Joe Moorhead in, who has absolutely no ties to the South and is inheriting an average program to begin with, the Tigers won’t be a problem.

Final Score: 40-2 Ags

Overall record: 9-0