The Texas A&M Football team is coming off of a performance that can only be described as an extremely close call against Colorado. The Aggies lost starting quarterback Haynes King after the second-year passer had only thrown two balls.
For A&M fans, it’s been a stressful week more than anything. As a result, the team has been the topic of more negative headlines than positive, notably dropping two spots in this week’s AP Poll. Jimbo Fisher’s team has hit its lowest spot of the year as the now-7th-ranked team in the country.
Thankfully, college football moves on. On Saturday, the Aggies will take on New Mexico in a hopeful bounce-back game. Today, I’m going to give five predictions for A&M’s Week 3 matchup.
Prediction No. 1: The Texas A&M Football team’s starting quarterback in Zach Calzada will finally get into a rhythm
A lot of Texas A&M Football fans will wish they didn’t watch the Aggies’ Week 2 game against Colorado. With just ten points, A&M saw their lowest scoring output since 2019, a year that saw them score ten or fewer points twice. That season, both rough offensive performances happened against the then-number one team in the country.
This time around, it seemed like more of a testament to how bad the Aggies’ offense was with Zach Calzada under center. The sophomore quarterback struggled badly, missing easy passes and at times, struggling to get a completion.
Thankfully, he got into a rhythm on the Aggies’ most important offensive drive in the fourth quarter, marching his team down the field en route to the game-winning touchdown pass.
New Mexico has had a below-average passing defense against subpar teams thus far, allowing over 200 passing yards per game and three total touchdowns against Houston Baptist and New Mexico State. This should be a much-needed confidence-building game for Calzada.