Texas A&M Football and new head football coach Jimbo Fisher are at home to face head coach Ed Orgeron and his LSU Tigers.
Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M football team come off a very solid performance against UAB last Saturday in College Station. The Aggies struck first when UAB fumbled the opening kickoff and Larry Pryor picked it up and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown. The Blazers would quickly tie the game, but would not score again until early in the fourth quarter.
A majority of the game was controlled by the Aggies, the Blazers did have numerous opportunities but were unable to produce any points in the middle two quarters. At halftime, the Aggies led 24-7 and after three, the score was 34-7. UAB would score a couple of times in the fourth, but that was too late as the Aggies secured a 41-20 victory to setup a big matchup Thanksgiving weekend against LSU.
Kellen Mond and the offense played well, but I do not believe anyone would say they were perfect by any means. The offense only ran 52 plays and had the ball for only 25 minutes. UAB had more first downs than the Aggies did. Had UAB converted on a couple of drives in the first half, the game could’ve been very different.
Mond went 11-for-20 for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Trayveon Williams was the star of the day for the offense rushing for 167 yards on 20 carries. The Aggies did rush for 253 yards in the game.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Aggies held UAB to only 111 yards rushing. UAB had three big turnovers that preventing them from keeping the game close. That is a recipe the Aggies need to continue making if they want to be successful against LSU and in future games.
As we look forward to the LSU game, the number of injuries actually did grow and hopefully the first two guys on the list will be ready to go come game time.
Like most college coaches, Fisher does not discuss injuries on a regular basis, but based on the his media interviews this week, there are a couple of injuries for Week 13
- Otaro Alaka is listed as probable after leaving the UAB game with a concussion.
- Tyrel Dodson is listed as probable after being seen in a walking boot earlier in the week.
- Myles Jones is suspended for the 1st half after his targeting ejection against UAB.
- Jared Hocker is upgraded to questionable with a leg injury.
- Daniel LaCamera has been ruled out for the season with a foot injury.
- Michael Clemons is out indefinitely with a foot injury.
- Ikenna Okeke is out for the season with a knee injury.
- Anthony Hines III is out for the season with a lower leg injury.
- Clifford Chattman is out indefinitely with a foot injury.
LSU week means the Aggies get another opportunity to play a ranked opponent as the Tigers come into Aggieland ranked No. 7 in the college football playoff poll. One question we all keep asking, will the Aggies finally beat the Tigers as members of the SEC? I sure hope so, this looks like a perfect time and chance to do it.