Texas A&M football: 5 bold predictions for Arkansas game

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3. Aggies have 500+ yards of total offense

Jimbo Fisher had this offense cookin’ heading into the Alabama game. They were averaging about 600 yards per game and had put up over 500 yards on Clemson’s vaunted defense.

The Tide are an all-around better defense than Clemson and it showed, but the Ags still put up 393 total yards. They can move the ball even on the best defenses.

Arkansas is not a good defense. They average 358.8 yards per game which ranks 60th in the country. Fisher should be able to dial up plenty against the Razorbacks and Mond should have a field day.

There is also a chance this game is a shootout. A&M’s defense has been leaky in the secondary and give up big plays. If Arkansas is scoring quick and often it will give the Aggie offense more time to rack up yards.

The key to having a big day and moving the ball well will hinge on third down. A&M went just 3-for-12 on third down against Bama and 6-for-16 against Clemson (and were still able to manage 501 total yards). I expect the Aggies to fair much better against Chad Morris’ defense.