Texas A&M Football: 3 most important factors Week 2 @ Colorado

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The Texas A&M Football team will look to get off to an expected 2-0 start. After a relatively easy matchup against Kent State, they’ll be ramping things up with a trip to Boulder to take on the Colorado Buffaloes.

This will mark the 10th matchup between these two teams, with the Buffaloes actually holding a distinct edge in the series. Colorado has won six of nine contests between the squad, taking home a victory in the most recent matchup with a one-point victory in 2009.

On Saturday, the Aggies will look to turn the tide in this series. Barring any disaster performance, that should be exactly what happens. Still, though, a few things need to go right in order for Texas A&M to get the win.

Factor No. 1: The Texas A&M Football team needs to limit Colorado RB Jarek Broussard

Last season, the Colorado Football team had a middle-of-the-pack offense. They averaged 28.5 points per game, which landed them at the 63rd spot in college football. With 128 eligible teams, that is almost as average as physically possible.

In 2021, however, they have the tools to take a big step forward and it starts with Jarek Broussard, the best player on their team.

This was highlighted by one of the weirdest single-game performances in college football last season, where Broussard rushed for over 300 yards without reaching the endzone a single time. I don’t even know how that happens.

The fact of the matter is this: the Buffaloes’ offense lives and dies depending on Broussard’s performance. If the Aggies can limit him, they’ll be in good control over this game.