The Texas A&M Football team will look to extend their perfect season on Saturday as they approach SEC play. The Aggies’ take on the Arkansas Razorbacks, a team that didn’t have high hopes at the start of the year. That said, they’ve done a full 180 and find themselves ranked in the top-25 for the first time since 2016.
A game that was originally slated to be a blowout in favor of Texas A&M has quickly turned into the game of the week.
A clash between a struggling Aggies squad and a surging Arkansas team looks like it has all of the makings of a nail-biter. Heck, many fans and analysts actually have the Razorbacks winning, as is evident by a handful of sports outlets choosing the Hogs to win.
What does the series history look like between the Texas A&M football team and the Arkansas football team?
On a broader scale, the Razorbacks actually hold the edge in this series with a 41-33 edge. The two teams have come to a stalemate three times in the 77-game history between these squads.
Thankfully for the Aggies, things have turned around drastically as of late. After a 17-game dead period between these squads in the nineties and early 2000s, Arkansas got the upper hand in the return of this series in 2009 for three consecutive years. Once Kevin Sumlin arrived, however, and the Aggies joined the SEC, things changed in favor of A&M.
The Aggies started winning. And continued to win. And they haven’t stopped winning.
Texas A&M has won the last nine matchups in this series and in 2021, they’ll look to extend that streak to double-digits. The caveat here is that this hasn’t necessarily been an overly dominant winning streak from the boys wearing maroon. In fact, five of the nine wins in this streak have come by a margin of one touchdown or less.
The only true blowout came in a 2012 contest, where Texas A&M swept the floor with the Razorbacks 58-10.
Last year’s contest between A&M and the Hogs resulted in a relatively comfortable 42-31 win for Jimbo Fisher’s squad. Still, the Aggies have been unable to create much separation between themselves Arkansas, even when the Razorbacks were considered one of the worst Power Five teams in college football.
This should be a good game. It may be a hair-greying contest for A&M fans, but for everybody else, it’s lining up to be a great football game.