Texas A&M Football: 3 bold predictions for Week 1 matchup vs. Kent State

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The Texas A&M Football season is one day away. If you’re not excited at this point, I’m not sure you can call yourself a football fan.

It’ll be great to see Jimbo Fisher’s squad back on the field for the first time since the Aggies’ Orange Bowl victory over North Carolina. The Aggies are riding an eight-game winning streak heading into their Week 1 matchup against Kent State. They’ll look to up that number to nine.

In both preseason polls, Coaches’ and AP, the Texas A&M Football team is ranked as the 6th-best team in the country, even with the loss of four starting offensive linemen and their starting quarterback in Kellen Mond.

They’ll have their first chance to prove that they’re deserving of that ranking against the Golden Flashes on Saturday. Today, I’m going to come up with three bold predictions for Texas A&M’s game.

Texas A&M Football, Week 1 Bold Prediction No. 1: The game will be too close for comfort, at least for a while

From a subjective point of view, this game has all of the makings of an upset. Kent State is returning most of their talent from last year’s top-ranked scoring offense. Texas A&M is returning a single starting offensive lineman, has a new quarterback under center, and lost a key starter to suspension at the last second.

The Aggies will undoubtedly be disorganized at the beginning of the game, which could allow for Kent State to hang around longer than most fans are comfortable with. Still, the talent gap between these teams is too big for me to truly believe that there’s a chance at an upset.

I think the Golden Flashes will have A&M fans sweating through the first half, keeping the game within a single score.