The Texas A&M Football team’s season seemed pretty straightforward a few weeks ago. With Haynes King at quarterback, mowing over 11 of the teams on A&M’s 12-game schedule seemed entirely possible. Heck, it was hard to see any way that they don’t win at least 11 regular-season games.
Fast forward a couple of weeks and things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows anymore.
I know you’re tired of hearing about this treacherous season so far, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a quick rundown.
The Aggies won big in two of their first three games. The sole game that wasn’t a comfortable victory was a matchup against Colorado where Haynes King went down with an injury, leading to a tight victory over the Buffaloes.
A&M has taken care of business week-by-week, but they haven’t done it convincingly. The sole Power Five team that they faced gave them a challenge, leading some to believe that they’re not the elite squad that they were hyped up to be.
The Texas A&M Football team’s competition has sped up, while they’ve been out of form
I have thoughts on why this narrative has been overblown, but for now, I’m focusing on how their competition has only sped up during this lull.
The Texas A&M Football team’s next three opponents are a combined 8-1. A schedule that originally held just two ranked teams has seen that number grow to four, even with LSU dropping out of the top-25.
The cakewalk that was the Aggies’ schedule has quickly turned into a gauntlet — a gauntlet that begins on Saturday. Here’s how Texas A&M’s future opponents have played thus far.