Texas A&M Football: 3 reasons why Missouri could be a trap game

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Reason No. 2: The Texas A&M football team will likely have to put up at least 20 points

A week after seeing Texas A&M put up 41 points against the Alabama Crimson Tide, I’m discussing the possibility that they aren’t capable of scoring 20 against Missouri. Let me be clear about one thing — I don’t think any of these “reasons” will happen, but there is a distinct possibility that these are contributing factors in what could turn into an upset.

In this case, it’s the Aggies’ inability to put together a consistent, productive offense. Even after a strong game against Alabama, half of A&M’s contests against Power Five opponents this year have resulted in ten-point performances.

In terms of total offense on the year, the Aggies are still in the bottom half of college football, ranking 83rd in the country with just 376.8 yards per game.

The Missouri football team, on the other hand, has scored at least 24 points in every single one of their contests this year. They’ve been a serious offensive threat, with 48 and 59-point games already under their belt this season. The Aggies’ defense will be the best they’ve faced this year, but they cannot overlook this Tigers offense.

In all likelihood, A&M will have to score at least 20 points this weekend.

That said, Jimbo Fisher’s squad has seen drastic improvements offensively over the past few weeks. 20 points doesn’t seem as far-fetched as it did a week ago.