Haynes King limped off of the field and headed to the locker room on Saturday with a leg injury. He’d come back with a boot, and we’d quickly learn that he underwent surgery the next morning for a fractured leg.
But among the negativity, there are still positive glimpses into A&M’s future. For example, the Aggies may be in a position for a blowout win in their Week 3 matchup against New Mexico. Here’s why.
The Texas A&M Football team’s Week 3 opponent does not have a good track record against elite teams
For starters, Texas A&M has a much better football program than New Mexico. It’s harsh to say, but the Lobos are a terrible program. The team has 12 wins in the past five seasons, indicating one of the worst stretches of any college football team in recent memory. Not to mention the fact that they haven’t been playing the highest level of competition.
But that’s not the only reason why this could turn into a bloodbath.
New Mexico specifically has a terrible track record against top teams. According to Bleacher Report, the Lobos have lost to 14 of their past 15 ranked opponents by at least 28 points, meaning each of those games had resulted in a blowout. If you’re keeping track, Texas A&M is ranked.
The only close game was a three-point loss against a 24th-ranked Boise State team.
Make no mistake, if the Aggies win by any less than that 28-point margin, this game should be considered a disappointment. Still, the Lobos may be a peskier opponent than they lead on, already seeing a decent amount of success this season.
New Mexico is 2-0 with wins against New Mexico State and Houston Baptist. They’ve been led by quarterback Terry Wilson, who has had a near-flawless season. Wilson has passed for 556 yards with six touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Opposing teams haven’t figured out a way to stop him — hopefully, Jimbo Fisher can.
Thus far, Texas A&M’s secondary has been elite, allowing the third-fewest yards per game among all FBS teams. Nobody has completed a passing touchdown against the Aggies yet.
The New Mexico Lobos will likely have met their match in the Texas A&M Football team. The real question here is as follows: how many points will A&M beat New Mexico by?