Texas A&M Football: 3 reasons TAMU vs ‘Bama will be game of the year

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The Texas A&M Football team’s defense will be the best in the country

Speaking of lost production, the Texas A&M Football team doesn’t have very much from year to year. As previously mentioned, this Aggies football team will only be losing 23% of their production from last season, even with their quarterback departing for the NFL.

That said, the offensive end isn’t the exciting part about this team, even with a neck-and-neck quarterback competition going on.

Instead, the defense is the area that most fans will be looking to for this team to compete for a national title. Technically, the defense returns less production than the offense, according to ESPN. That said, there’s no doubt that this unit will see improvement from 2020.

They lose their leading tackler in Buddy Johnson, but there are more than a handful of players looking to step up. There is an even bigger handful of players who decided to return to the team, even if they had a chance of being drafted in 2020.

This squad will be filled with senior leaders. Jayden Peevy had a disappointing year but will look to have the breakout season that many expected from him last year. Cornerback Jaylon Jones had a solid freshman season and has as much potential as any player between these two teams.

At the end of the day, Alabama’s inexperienced offense will not be able to drop the same 52-point total that they did on Texas A&M last year. There’s no world where that happens.

This one will be a dogfight, and it’ll be highlighted by one more facet of the game.