Aggies have an advantage in the running game
One gigantic edge the Aggies have over the Gamecocks is their powerful rushing attack against South Carolina’s rush defense. Texas A&M has run the ball very well this season and ranks No. 24 in the country at 226 yards per game. Meanwhile, South Carolina allows 194 rush yards per game and that ranks No. 99 in the nation.
Kentucky gave the blueprint to beat South Carolina two weeks ago — pound the rock and play good defense. Jimbo Fisher will definitely go into the game looking to feature his workhorse Trayveon Williams, which he has done in back-to-back weeks against Arkansas and Kentucky.
The defense is starting to come around, but they have shown they are susceptible to the big play in the passing game. The best way to slow down South Carolina’s passing attack with Deebo Samuel and the crew is to keep them on the sideline. Fisher will play ball control, try to dominate time of possession and keep his defense fresh.