The Texas A&M Football team’s only negative mark would be repeated in the title game
While trying to figure out why the Texas A&M Football team was snubbed by the committee, it’s hard to find a logical reason. In all likelihood, the fact that they did not compete in the conference championship game doomed them, but they still should have gotten a shot. Here’s why.
As mentioned, the only blemish on Texas A&M’s 2020 season was a loss against Alabama. Specifically, the Aggies lost to Alabama by a final score of 52-24. It was an ugly loss and a strong Aggies defense simply didn’t show up during that game. But the Alabama team that they lost to was really good. Like one of the best teams in the history of the sport-good.
Here’s why that’s important.
The final score of the National Championship game between Alabama and Ohio State? 52-24. That’s not a typo, just a testament to how good Alabama was. They matched the scoring margin that they recorded against Texas A&M in the National Championship game against Ohio State.
Essentially, the takeaway here should be that that the 2020 Texas A&M Football team had just as much of a chance as the runner-up. The biggest negative mark on their resume was a loss with the same scoring margin as Ohio State, the eventual runner-up, would eventually have to the same team.
The Aggies’ only loss was to one of the best teams in the history of College Football.
It’s hard to imagine that Texas A&M would lose by the same margin to Alabama in the College Football Playoff as they did earlier in the season. Hindsight is 20:20, but the Aggies may have been the biggest challenger to the Crimson Tide.
They’d prove themselves anyway.