Bold Prediction No. 3: The Texas A&M football team will score more than 20 points
I know — 20 points doesn’t sound like much for a team that had one of the most lethal offenses in the country in recent memory. It doesn’t sound great for the team that was part of the highest-scoring college football game in the modern era of college football a few years ago.
That said, the Aggies offense has sputtered this season, scoring ten or fewer points in two of their three power five matchups this season.
Still, I don’t think it’s been as bad as it has been built up to be. In fact, considering the fact that the squad had an overhauled offensive line and more than a handful of injuries scattered all over the offense as a whole, the unit has performed… alright.
The Aggies rank 83rd in total offense, with 5.81 average yards per play and 376 total yards per contest. The numbers look worse due to situational issues in each of the team’s important games. An excess of turnovers has led to the offense being unable to stay on the field very frequently.
This had led to them using a more pass-heavy scheme that simply doesn’t fit a team with poor offensive line play and an unprepared backup quarterback. Meanwhile, the Aggies have one of the best runningbacks in the country in Isaiah Spiller.
If the Aggies are able to commit to running the ball early, they could do some damage against an underwhelming Alabama rushing defense. If A&M is able to avoid turnovers, they could put more points on the board than many people are expecting.