The Texas A&M football team has several great football games on the docket for the 2018 season. Here are the five best games no Aggie fan should miss.
The Texas A&M football team has one of the toughest schedules in the 2018 season. That’s just the way it is when you play in the SEC. Almost any of the 12 games could make it on the list, but there are five in particular that are a must watch.
One game that didn’t make the cut that absolutely could have is Jimbo Fisher’s first game, the season opener against Northwestern State on Thursday, August 30th. Also not included are the Auburn game (Saturday, November 3rd) and both Mississippi games (October 27 and November 10).
Without further ado, here are the five games every Aggie fan is going to want to watch in 2018.
5. Texas A&M vs LSU (Saturday, November 24 – Week 12)
While the Aggies have had great success against Arkansas since joining the conference, they haven’t been able to buy a win against LSU. Johnny Manziel couldn’t do it. Bringing in LSU’s defensive coordinator John Chavis was no help. A team with an experienced QB – Trevor Knight – wasn’t able to get it done because Knight was injured before that game.
Now, the Aggies have brought in LSU’s old offensive coordinator. Could that be the answer the Aggies have been searching for? While this game is at home, November has not been kind to A&M since joining the SEC.
LSU has essentially taken over the spot on the schedule reserved for tu though, so the Aggies and Tigers will be meeting in November for the foreseeable future. A&M is going to have to find a way to break each curse sometime.
If the Aggies ended the regular season at 8-4 but one of those wins were against LSU, things would feel a lot different than 8-4 has felt in the past.
Texas A&M is going to break through and get a win against LSU in 2018 or 2019. The Aggies run defense has been porous – and that’s putting it nicely – against the Bayou Bengals in the past. Derrius Guice and Leonard Fournette ran wild on the Aggies, setting various records as they went.
With no proven quarterback on the roster, however – 2017 starter Danny Etling graduated – and what I suspect to be a much improved defense, I think this is the season the Aggies finally pick up that elusive win.
Adding intrigue to this game: the result will have implications both in the SEC West and on what the Aggies bowl destination is likely to be.