5. It ain’t like it used to be
To be perfectly honest, Kevin Sumlin could probably be 4-2 with this team. Three of the Aggies wins have come against lesser competition and their last win over Kentucky didn’t feature much offensive firepower. There’s a good chance A&M beats Kentucky with Sumlin, especially since it was early in the season and late October was when Sumlin’s teams typically fell apart.
But that doesn’t mean this team is the same as in years past. This year’s team has shown grit and fight in moments they hadn’t shown before. When they got down to Clemson and only scored six points in the first half, they came out with halftime adjustments and came roaring back.
When they turned it over and let Alabama score with one play, they didn’t fold, instead, they got a stop on their next defensive possession and went 99 yards for a touchdown on their third offensive possession. They hung around with Bama as long as they could. Sumlin’s teams would have been done by the first quarter.
Not to mention this team blowing out their FCS and lower tier FBS opponents. Sumlin had trouble against the likes of Nichols State and Louisiana Lafayette.
This team has a different fight in them, a different kind of swagger, one that makes you believe they can compete in any game.
In other words, “it ain’t like it used to be.”