Other teams weren’t so lucky.
Take No. 20 Washington as an example. The Huskies, in arguably the country’s best stadium, lost to Montana for the first time in over a century. This was the worst upset, but other teams struggled as well.
Today, I’m going to be going over three top teams that the Texas A&M Football team would beat if they faced them today. These are not teams that the Aggies will actually face this season, just a complete hypothetical of games that aren’t currently scheduled.
No. 1: The Texas A&M Football team would beat the Oklahoma Sooners by a wide margin
I know it’s early in the season and logically, it doesn’t make sense to overreact to things this early. Still, Oklahoma, the preseason second-ranked team in the country, almost lost to Tulane, a pretty average AAC team.
The final score was 40-35 and statistically, these teams were almost perfectly even throughout. Tulane’s quarterback in Michael Pratt had a great game, passing for three touchdowns and nearly 300 yards through the air. Oklahoma looked bad and their offense wasn’t explosive enough to make this one a comfortable victory.
They only dropped two spots in the AP Poll because, in fairness, it’s still very early in the season. Calling Oklahoma frauds at this point could be an overreaction to a single rough outing at the beginning of the season.
Still, one thing is undeniable — the Sooners weren’t ready to compete.
Texas A&M, on the other hand, had a similar start to their game, struggling to separate from Kent State. The difference here is that the Aggies had a dominating second half that saw them take an insurmountable lead as early as the third quarter.
If Texas A&M and Oklahoma played today, you’d have to give the Aggies the edge. A&M’s defense is objectively better than Tulane’s and if an AAC team can drop 35 on Oklahoma, who knows what an SEC offense with weapons like Ainias Smith, Isaiah Spiller, and Jalen Wydermyer could do?