The Texas A&M Football team is entering unfamiliar territory as the 2021-22 season approaches. After falling just short of Alabama in 2020, the Aggies will take another shot at the Crimson Tide in the upcoming season.
But beating Alabama and winning the SEC is no small feat. In fact, as long as Nick Saban is still in Tuscaloosa, the Tide will be the team that each program hopes to beat in order to win the SEC and eventually gain access to the College Football Playoff.
But in order to get there, Jimbo Fisher may have to take some notes from past SEC challengers who either took down the Mighty Tide or fell short of Nick Saban. Today, I’m going to look at three teams that have done just that. I’ll start with a bonus in the Texas A&M Football team, which fell short last season.
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The Texas A&M Football team had a learning experience against the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2020
Even though the Aggies will look at past challengers, they may have been the recipient of the best learning experience against Alabama in the SEC thus far. As a small honorable mention, I’ll go into short detail on TAMU’s experience against ‘Bama as the Tide’s primary challenger.
In 2020, the Texas A&M Football team was elite but still fell well short of the Tide. Even though it was their only loss of the season, the way they lost may have been the reason behind the fact that they were snubbed from the CFP.
The final score was 24-52 in favor of the Tide. I won’t go into huge depth on this familiar misfortune, but Jimbo Fisher likely learned the importance of keeping the score close in a game against a sure-fire CFP team.
Had the Aggies lost in a nail-biter, they may have received consideration for entrance to the exclusive four-team playoff.