Key No. 3: The Texas A&M football team has to put the Alabama game in the rear-view mirror
This is something that Jimbo Fisher has been preaching all season long. Heck, he’s been preaching this since he arrived on campus a few years back — the Aggies need to play their football one play at a time. They cannot worry about anything that happened Week 1-6.
We’ve seen strong teams get toppled by inferior squads because they’re preoccupied with other games and narratives. Heck, the argument could be made that the Aggies beat Alabama because it was a trap game for the Tide.
The same thing could happen for Texas A&M when they travel to Columbia, Missouri to take on Mizzou.
If Texas A&M wants to win this game, they can’t worry about what they did a week ago or what they have coming up on the schedule. With Auburn, Ole Miss, and LSU still to come, Missouri will appear as one of the easier opponents on the docket.
But as we’ve learned in the SEC, there are never any walks through the park. Jimbo Fisher’s squad not only has to win this game to prove that they’re here to stay — they have to beat the Tigers in convincing fashion.
This could be a closer game than a lot of fans are comfortable with.