The Texas A&M Football team will face the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in their toughest game of the year
There are more than a handful of positives associated with playing a Nick Saban-led Alabama team in the middle of the season. For starters, that’s usually the toughest team in the country — the game is destined to serve as a metaphorical batting weight that will help Jimbo Fisher’s team swing harder for the remainder of the season.
So far, however, more negatives have popped up than positives. For example, a Haynes King fractured leg will end up keeping him out until mid-October, which means he’ll almost definitely miss this game on October 9th. The Tide already looked virtually unbeatable, which now makes this game even more difficult for the Aggies.
So far, Alabama is 3-0, having destroyed a ranked Miami team, taken care of business against Mercer, and snuck out of an away game at 11th-ranked Florida with a win. To say anything bad about ‘Bama, you’d have to be grasping at straws.
Well, you’ll have to call me a burden on the environment because I’m about to get a big grasp of straws with the next couple of paragraphs.
It starts with the fact that Alabama looked beatable against Florida. Last year, their lowest scoring margin in a regular-season game was 15 points. The Aggies were simply the first team in a long line of competitors who would be blown out by the Crimson Tide.
This year, Texas A&M has hope. If Florida managed to be within a two-point conversion of taking Alabama to overtime, what is going to stop the Aggies from giving them a fight? There’s still not a ton of optimism surrounding this matchup, but A&M has a chance.
Hopefully, they take advantage.