Texas A&M Football: Ranking the 3 most important games of 2021

Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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For the Texas A&M Football team, every single SEC matchup is important. In fact, for a program that’s shooting for a College Football Playoff appearance, every single matchup, in general, is important, as we learned last season.

Last year, A&M dropped a single game to the eventual national-champion Alabama Crimson Tide and was snubbed from the CFP. This only proved that the Aggies had to have a perfect season to gain entrance to the elite 4-team playoff.

Still, there are certain games each season that hold more weight than others. Today, I’m going to be going over the three most important games on Texas A&M’s 2021-22 schedule.

Texas A&M Football most important game, No. 3: Mississippi State

On the surface, this may not seem like an extremely important game for Texas A&M. The Aggies have taken care of business against Mississippi State with relative ease in each of the past two seasons.

Still, this will be the first real test that the Texas A&M Football team gets in 2021. Technically, the Aggies play another SEC team in Arkansas a week later, but the Razorbacks have won a combined seven games in the past three seasons. They’re really bad.

Mississippi State is also coming off a tough season, going just 4-7. That said, they had a first-year head coach and will likely improve off of that number in 2021. This is also a trap game. It’s one of those games that Texas A&M could easily overlook and lose due to the fact that they’re so focused on their opponent the following week in Alabama.

This will be Jimbo Fisher’s first and only real test before he goes head-to-head against Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. If he can’t get it done against the Bulldogs in convincing fashion, optimism will not be high entering A&M’s home matchup against ‘Bama.