Texas A&M Football: Why the Aggies were the biggest snub in the 2021 CFP

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Texas A&M was the only team that proved themselves in the postseason

At this point in the article, we’re moving past the point of the Texas A&M Football team being snubbed from the College Football Playoff. They didn’t make it and that wasn’t going to change. At this point in their season, the only thing that they could do is prove that they should have been given a chance. Make a statement.

And that’s exactly what they would do.

Texas A&M played one of their best games of the season against North Carolina. The score stayed close for the majority of the game, but this was an important one for the Aggies. They finished the game strong, making a statement in the process.

The final score of the Orange Bowl would be 41-27, giving Texas A&M a happier finish to the year than any of the teams that made the College Football Playoff. In fact, every team not named Alabama in the playoff finished their year with a 17-point or worse loss.

The Aggies, on the other hand, finished with a top-15 win that saw them have a 123-yard advantage in total offense. That said, it’s hard to see a scenario where they would have been able to find this same fate in the playoff. They’ll still feel disrespected, but that’s the silver lining.

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So while Aggies fans have to be upset about being snubbed, they may have been rescued from an inevitable blowout loss. Their season finished on a high note and they’ll carry momentum into 2021, while the three non-champions in the playoff went home with their tails between their legs.