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

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Prediction No. 5: The Texas A&M Football team will finally force a fumble against New Mexico

Looking at Texas A&M’s defensive stats thus far in 2021, something stuck out to me. The Aggies, who have one of the best defensive lines in college football, haven’t forced a fumble yet.

This can partially be chalked up to the fact that two starters were missing in their Week 1 contest against Kent State. Fast forward to Week 3 and McKinnley Jackson was still out of the football game. The other part is likely just dumb luck — sometimes situations don’t present themselves to allow for forced fumbles.

Still, we expected more out of a D-line that featured players like DeMarvin Leal, Micheal Clemons, and the emerging Shemar Turner.

I think this week will mark a shift in this team’s outlook on the game. Yes, the defense has been elite thus far, but they now have more weight to carry with an injured starting quarterback on the offensive end. This has to be a huge point that Jimbo Fisher is stressing during practice, and as a result, we should see a more energized defense.

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Expect a harder-hitting, feistier unit than we’ve seen all year against New Mexico. Hopefully, this will result in the team’s first forced fumble of the season.