Reason No. 1: The Texas A&M football team still controls their own destiny. . . sort of
Okay, technically speaking, the Aggies don’t entirely control their destiny. If the Arkansas Razorbacks win out, A&M has no chance of going to the SEC Championship game. This, in turn, would shrink their chances of making the College Football Playoff.
Heck, even if Arkansas takes a loss in SEC play, they’ll win the tie-breaker over A&M and make the College Football Playoff game. That said, it seems entirely possible that the Razorbacks lose those two games that Texas A&M needs them to.
I mentioned the SEC gauntlet that A&M recently entered, which gave them a tricky three-game stretch. This gauntlet was nothing compared to what the Hogs have ahead of them. After defeating top ten Texas A&M, Arkansas now has to take on second-ranked Georgia next Saturday, followed by an away game against top-15 Ole Miss, which is then followed by a game against a ranked Auburn team. Oh, and they still have LSU and Alabama on the docket.
I have nothing bad to say about Arkansas, but it’s hard to see a scenario where they come out of SEC play with anything less than two losses, especially considering the fact that their quarterback in KJ Jefferson is banged up.
If Arkansas loses those two games and Texas A&M wins out, the Aggies will earn a spot in the SEC title game.