Factor No. 3: Can the Texas A&M football team limit their mistakes and play timely football?
So far this season, nobody has been calling home and telling their parents about this Texas A&M football team. It’s been a forgettable year. That said, to call this team bad would be a huge exaggeration — A&M still has an elite defense, things just haven’t worked out quite yet. Why is this?
For starters, the Aggies have been shooting themselves in the foot, to an extent. Jimbo Fisher noted this in his weekly press conference, mentioning how his team couldn’t get the run game going late against Arkansas after a penalty sent them toward first-and-20 on the second to last drive of the game.
On the season, A&M is averaging 61.2 penalty yards per game, which is 82nd in the country. That’s not good.
Granted, the Aggies have been playing more than a handful of backups and young players, but this still has to stop. A&M fans have watched too many drives come to an end before they begin.
WIth one of the worst Power Five offenses in football, Texas A&M can’t be setting themselves back at all. If they’re able to play mistake-free football, they could finally see some positive offensive production on Saturday.