Texas A&M football: 5 reason Aggies get first SEC road win at South Carolina

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Texas A&M football has all the tools to travel to Columbia, South Carolina and come away victorious over the Gamecocks. Here is how.

The Aggies had to wait six games to get a win over a quality opponent, but now Texas A&M football begin a stretch where basically every week they’ll have that opportunity. This three-game road trip is going to determine A&M’s bowl game. If they can come away at least 2-1, they should get to 8-4 on the season at worst and will definitely have a chance to get to nine wins.

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The road stretch starts at South Carolina, where the Aggies are actually two-point favorites. They haven’t lost to South Carolina since joining the SEC and don’t need to start now. The Gamecocks have lost big to Georgia and Kentucky already this season.

Meanwhile, the Aggies just got done beating Kentucky at home behind a dominant defensive performance and a big game from Trayveon Williams. Kentucky never ran a play on the Aggies side of the field. It was really all A&M’s fault the game even went to overtime. They made costly mistakes that kept Kentucky hanging around, but the game was more one-sided than the score indicated.

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Jimbo Fisher recently joked the schedule makers knew he was coming to town when they scheduled back-to-back-to-back road games against SEC opponents. Two of them are currently ranked and likely still will be when A&M faces them.

Now begins the point in the season when Kevin Sumlin’s teams would fall apart. He consistently got off to hot starts and would falter in the second half of the season. Fisher needs this win to further distance himself from the previous regime.

Here are five ways the Aggies will go to South Carolina and get their first SEC road win.