Texas A&M Football: 5 bold predictions for Aggies vs. New Mexico

Zach Calzada, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
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Prediction No. 4: The Texas A&M Football team will allow its first passing touchdown of the season

This is the first and only negative slide that you’ll see in this article. Even so, this isn’t me saying that Texas A&M’s secondary is bad — quite the opposite is true. That said, New Mexico’s passing attack has been elite thus far in 2021.

Even more specifically, they’ve had a near-perfect season from their quarterback, Terry Wilson, in 2021. On the year, Wilson has passed for 555 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The former Kentucky QB has been balling out.

That said, as good as Wilson has been, the Texas A&M Football team’s defense has matched it. The Aggies have allowed the third-fewest passing yards in the country thus far and haven’t allowed other teams a trip to the endzone through the air. That may change against New Mexico State.

Something’s got to give on either side of this and I think both will meet somewhere in the middle. Wilson will have a so-so performance, scoring at least one passing touchdown and squashing the Aggies’ hopes of a perfect season through the air (as if that was realistic in the first place).

Again though, this slide is based more on a hunch than anything else. The safe bet is probably to say that New Mexico doesn’t reach the endzone. Still, something tells me that they will.