The Texas A&M football team continues their grueling SEC slate with a contest against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday. They’ll face a Tigers squad at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri, making this a relatively difficult environment to walk into.
The Aggies, on the other hand, are coming off of an emotional victory against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Aggies should be favored in this game, but there will undoubtedly be whispers that this could be a trap game for Texas A&M.
Today, I’m going to go over three reasons why this could be a trap game for the Aggies.
Reason No. 1: The Texas A&M football team is coming off of an emotional victory against Alabama
There are a few key markers when it comes to trap games in college football. The first is that a team will face another squad that is generally perceived as being worse than them. That is the case for the Aggies this weekend, who will be facing an underwhelming Missouri squad.
Missouri, however, is still an SEC team. As we’ve learned throughout the years, you cannot underestimate a team in the toughest conference in college football. Heck, a very similar Missouri team last year upset a highly-ranked LSU team.
The Aggies also, as previously mentioned, are coming off of an extremely emotional victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. It was the game that was supposed to determine their season, and in all likelihood, Jimbo Fisher put a lot of eggs in the Tide basket, so to speak.
There aren’t many statistics that will support the Aggies potentially losing in this game, but with their eyes on the prize, the possibility that Texas A&M overlooks the Tigers is strong.