Texas A&M Football: Too early 2018 game-by-game predictions

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Texas A&M football is entering one of its most anticipated seasons in recent memory, so what can we expect in the win column? Let’s predict.

Texas A&M football’s expectations are at nearly max levels. Not since the year after Johnny Football’s Heisman Trophy campaign leading into the 2013 season has Aggie football been talked about with such hype.

Do they deserve to be talked about in such high regard? After a 7-6 season, you might be surprised to see how many in the media are touting Texas A&M as a “darkhorse.” You might be even more surprised to see how many have ranked them in the preseason top 25 after faltering down the stretch…again.

Calling A&M a darkhorse

A&M in Top 25

I’ve said it several times now: the Jimbo Fisher effect is real.

Many are expecting him to take over a roster returning most of its starters from a year ago and work wonders in his first year. Those aren’t totally realistic expectations, but it’s also not hard to see Fisher being the difference in seven wins and 10 wins. To that end, we recently polled our audience on Twitter to see what they felt is a realistic win total for Jimbo’s first season.

There are plenty of winnable games on the schedule. The true test will come very early on for Fisher. He faces a former foe and top five opponent in Clemson in just his second game, only to turn around and go to Tuscaloosa to take on the national champions two weeks later.

With two quarterbacks coming back with experience, plus a coach that won a national title and hired two excellent coordinators, one or two more wins than a year ago is a very attainable goal.

Here are the game-by-game predictions for the Fightin’ Texas A&M Aggie Football Team.