Last year, the Texas A&M Football team almost led the country in rushing yards allowed per game. When I say almost, I mean that the Aggies had the second-lowest per game rushing total against them throughout the entire season.
Not only did this see them finish second in the country, but second in their very own conference. Ahead of them? The Georgia Bulldogs, who crushed Texas A&M’s rushing defense per game number by almost 20 yards last season.
Thankfully, wins and losses aren’t counted through specific statistics. That said, these same specific statistics can go a long way for a team and help them secure wins down the road, which is why the TAMU Football team will look to lead the toughest conference in college football in a few specific numbers.
Today, we’re going to take a look at three statistical categories that the Aggies can lead the SEC in.
The Texas A&M Football team will look to repeat their rushing success from a season ago
I thought I’d give the half-slide to the most predictable stat that you’ll hear about today — rushing defense. As previously mentioned, Jimbo Fisher’s team had the second-best rushing defense in the country, allowing just 92 yards per game against tough competition.
They lost Bobby Brown III, the team’s anchor on the defensive line, along with Buddy Johnson, the squad’s leading tackler, but they’ll return a surprising amount of talent outside of those two players on the defensive side of the ball.
The only thing standing in the way of the Aggies’ leading the SEC in rushing yards allowed per game is the return of veteran talent on Georgia’s defensive front. Either way, this should be another strong run-stuffing year for the team in Maroon and White.