1. Aggies win by four touchdowns
In A&M’s two wins this season they put together complete team wins. In their loss to Clemson they played better overall but made a couple critical mistakes (one that shouldn’t have been) that cost them the victory, and they were dominated in every aspect against Alabama. Judging by the results of Arkansas’ three-game losing streak, I expect this game to fall more into the complete team victory.
Texas A&M’s defense won’t have to worry about Arkansas putting up monster numbers with an elite quarterback like Tua Tagovailoa. Neither Cole Kelley nor Ty Storey are capable of that kind of excellence. And given the Aggies ability to stop the run against all comers this season, including Alabama, they will make Arkansas one-dimensional and be more prepared to stop their weak passing attack.
The offense will move the ball. It’s just going to happen. The key to a blowout will be the defense generating takeaways and stopping big plays. They have yet to do that this season but this is a perfect opportunity to get both of those issues fixed.