The Texas A&M football team did it — they got over the Alabama hump, which seemed like it was impossible prior to the season. Unfortunately for the Aggies, they haven’t had the perfect season that many expected, dropping a pair of early-season games.
As a result, their contest against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday doesn’t seem like the mortal lock that many would expect. Instead, this is a contest that could easily turn into a trap game. In fact, when you look at the recent series history between these two teams, the Aggies should have no reason to feel confident.
What does the Missouri vs. Texas A&M football series history look like?
Even though the Texas A&M football team has been trending in the right direction lately, with a winning record in every season of the past decade — they don’t necessarily hold the edge in every series that they’re part of.
This, perhaps, was best exemplified by the fact that they had lost eight straight games to Alabama. That said, these odds are far from reliable when it comes to determining the winner of an upcoming matchup, which is why the Aggies’ record against the least relevant Tigers in the SEC should not scare you.
In 15 total matchups against the Missouri Tigers, the Aggies have won eight of them. That gives them the edge in the series by a single game. That said, they had a larger edge before they lost the most recent two matchups, which happened in 2013 and 2014.
If you take it back even further, Mizzou has won seven of the last nine contests between these squads, a number that doesn’t look particularly attractive for Texas A&M football fans.
Even so, the Aggies should be considered a heavy favorite in this game, especially considering the state of the Missouri football program in the past few years. The Aggies shouldn’t overlook their Week 7 opponent, but they can rest easy knowing that it won’t be as tough of a game as Alabama.