The Texas A&M football team may not be the title contender that fans were hoping they were, but their Week 6 goal remains as it stood before the season — beat Alabama.
And while a win against Nick Saban’s number-one-ranked ‘Bama squad may seem far-fetched, it is within reach for this year’s Texas A&M football team. That said, the Aggies will have to do three important things if they want to beat the Tide.
Key No. 1: The Texas A&M football team has to generate some semblance of an offense
I know the Texas A&M football team got exposed defensively, at least in the secondary, against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Still, I think the Aggies have a really good defense. The lowest scoring output we’ve seen from the Tide was a 31-point outing against Florida.
This also means that if Texas A&M wants to win, they’ll likely have to score 32 or more points — a tall task for one of the worst Power Five offenses in college football.
The Aggies’ most likely course of action in doing so would be to run the ball early and often. The Aggies have shown that the passing game isn’t working, but if they’re able to run the ball effectively, it could split the game right open.
Believe it or not, Texas A&M actually has a better rushing offense than the Tide with 167 yards per game to Alabama’s 163 per contest. This doesn’t really mean much, but it’s a noteworthy advantage that Jimbo Fisher’s squad has.
If they can get that number up and keep the Tide’s number down, the Aggies’ could have Alabama on its heels.