Reason No. 3: The Texas A&M Football team is more experienced in close-game scenarios
Granted, the difference between the two squads on this slide isn’t much. The Aggies’ only late-game experience was in their Week 2 matchup against Colorado, where A&M won with a late-game touchdown that put them ahead by three points.
Arkansas, on the other hand, has won all three of their games by at least a three-score margin.
The Hogs have not yet played a real fourth quarter. The closest they’ve come to a fourth quarter was holding onto a double-digit lead against an imploding Texas Longhorns team.
If Arkansas does manage to secure another early lead, this game could come to an interesting finish. The Aggies already came back from a late deficit against the Buffaloes. If they find themselves behind in their Week 4 matchup, they’ll know what needs to happen to make things interesting.
Another thing that stands to favor the possibility of this game turning into a close contest is the fact that Texas A&M has played Arkansas close in every matchup under Jimbo Fisher. Last season, the game was decided by 11 points. In 2019, the contest finished just four points in Jimbo Fisher’s favor. The year before that — just a single touchdown seperated these teams.
Unfortunately for A&M fans, the stars are aligning for this to be a tight contest. That said, A&M should still be a favorite.