The Texas A&M Football team had themselves a strong Week 1 outing against an inferior opponent in the Kent State Golden Flashes. Aggie fans can rest easy leading up to their Week 2 matchup against Colorado in Boulder, but can their future opponents do the same?
In a hectic first week of college football, the Aggies got a mixed bag in terms of scouting their scheduled opponents. While some teams *cough* Alabama *cough* looked like they were preparing for another double-digit beatdown of the Aggies, other squads like LSU struggled mightily.
Today, I’m going to go over how each future A&M opponent played in their first game of the season.
Texas A&M Football opponent Week 1 outcomes: Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas
Colorado Buffaloes, 35-7 W: It’s hard to say that we learned much about the Colorado Buffaloes in their Week 1 matchup against Northern Colorado. Northern Colorado didn’t play last season due to COVID-19, so we don’t really know how good they were.
Still, the Buffaloes took care of business against an FCS team, which is never a bad thing. Nobody was really the star of the show in this one, as Colorado spread the wealth among all of their players. Runningback Jarek Broussard had a strong game, as expected, while quarterback Brendon Lewis had a quiet game, passing for just over 100 yards and a touchdown.
New Mexico Lobos, 27-17 W: The New Mexico Lobos took down the… uh… yes, that’s it. They took down the Houston Baptist Huskies, a bad FCS team. That said, this very same bad FCS team nearly beat Texas Tech last season, losing by less than a field goal.
Still, it was a shaky win for the Lobos against an FCS team that went 1-3 last year and didn’t allow fewer than 30 points in a single game. I guess the Huskies are off to a better start this year.
Arkansas Razorbacks, 38-17 W: To be honest, this may be the most convincing win that we’ve discussed thus far. This is just the Razorbacks’ eighth win in the past four seasons, making them one of the worst power five programs in the country.
I know Rice is pretty terrible, but this is still a solid win for the Razorbacks in my eyes. Their defense looked strong and their offense put up more points than we’re accustomed to seeing. Still — Aggies by 30.