Texas A&M Football: Aggies set to face Starkel

Texas A&M Football faces an easier opponent in week five, as they’ll take on the Arkansas Razorbacks, who happen to have a familiar face at quarterback.

Texas A&M Football will play in it’s second SEC conference play game of the season in Week five, when they’ll take on the Arkansas Razorbacks.

While the Razorbacks might be one of the worst teams in the SEC, they have a player who should be quite familiar to Aggie fans.

That player is Nick Starkel, who is the Razorbacks’ starting quarterback.

Starkel transferred from Texas A&M after Kellen Mond was named the starting quarterback a couple of years back. Starkel played in three games in 2017, his only three games under center for the Aggies. He threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns to one interception in his time, losing the quarterback battle to Kellen Mond in Jimbo Fisher’s first camp with the Aggies.

Starkel then entered the transfer portal, eventually ending up in Arkansas with the Razorbacks. Starkel lost the starting battle to Ben Hicks, transfer from SMU, but won back the job after Hicks struggled.

Starkel has not looked good in his career at Arkansas, as he threw a career-high five interceptions in a stunning loss to San Jose State last week. Starkel will remain the starter, but his performance in a game with big meaning on and off the field after such a poor outing will be of concern for the Razorbacks.

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It would be nice to see a former Aggie such as Starkel succeed, but not on Saturday, as the Aggies seriously need a win after losing to Auburn on Saturday and starting out SEC play 0-1. Saturday should be the first of several consecutive must-win games for the Aggies if they want any chance at the SEC championship.

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