Texas A&M football: 5 bold predictions for LSU

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Aggies rush for 200+ yards

Robert Ford

Trayveon Williams, Jashaun Corbin and Kellen Mond control the ball all game as the Aggies play keep away.

My thoughts

Normally I would scoff at a prediction like this against LSU’s defense, but there are a few reasons to believe in this one coming to fruition.

First, the Aggies are running the ball well this season. They are averaging 170 yards per game on the ground, and that includes facing three elite defenses in Clemson, Alabama and Mississippi State. Williams has the most rushing yards in the SEC and has come on strong in November. He rushed 31 times for 228 yards against Ole Miss and 20 times for 167 yards against UAB. He also had 182 total yards and three touchdowns in the loss to Auburn.

Second, LSU isn’t as good as they normally are in run defense. They allow 137.3 yards per game, good for just No. 36 in the nation. There might be some holes for Williams that wouldn’t have been there in years past.