Key No. 2: The Texas A&M football team needs to have their first flawless defensive performance
The Texas A&M football team’s defense has been among the nation’s elite this year. For one half of football, they completely stuffed Alabama, which hosted one of the best offenses in the country. We don’t have to talk about the second half of that game.
You can say many things about the Missouri Tigers, but saying that they have a bad offense would be a flat-out lie. Mizzou holds the honor of being a top-25 offense in college football, landing two spots below the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Specifically, the Tigers have a really strong rushing attack led by Tyler Badie, who is among the nation’s rushing leaders with 667 yards and eight touchdowns.
Defensively, this will be a similar game to the last one.
If A&M wants to have a dominating victory, they’ll have to do exactly what they did for one half against Alabama — make early stops and create turnovers.
That hasn’t been one of the Aggies’ strengths this year, as A&M ranks 81st in the country with seven turnovers gained. That said, this Mike Elko-led defense has all of the potential in the world when it comes to playing feisty defense. Against a high-octane offense in Missouri, they’ll have a chance to make some game-changing plays.