The Texas A&M football team is coming off of a big win against Alabama in Week 6. For their Week 7 matchup, they’ll come up against a .500 Missouri team that has yet to put it all together in 2021. This will be an away game for Texas A&M.
If you want a look at the series history between these two teams, take a look at this post from earlier in the week. To make a long story short, however, the contests between these two squads have gone both ways.
In the Aggies’ first matchup against Missouri in nearly a decade, they’ll look to expose the second-worst defense in the entire country. That’s not an exaggeration — the Tigers rank 129th in total defense out of 130 total teams.
The Tigers allow nearly 500 total yards of offense per game, falling just short at 497.8. They haven’t had the toughest offensive competition either, with their only true tough opponent being No. 11 Kentucky.
The Texas A&M football team should win this game, with strengths that work well against Missouri’s strengths
Even though Missouri’s defense has been terrible — and I mean absolutely terrible, their offense has been one of the best in the country. The Tigers average 465.8 yards of offense per game, which ranks them in the top-25 of college football.
Still, this should work in the Aggies’ favor, as they have a strong defensive unit. On paper, they’re not even in the top-50 of college football. In reality, they’ve had a tough schedule, facing three competitive SEC teams in the past few weeks. Their potential saw this defense hold Alabama to just ten points in the first half, an abnormally low total for the Tide.
Texas A&M is ranked 21st in the AP Poll, while Missouri is unranked.
Even though the numbers don’t support it, you have to give the Aggies’ defense an edge over Missouri’s offense. As long as they can put together two strong halves of football, I don’t see Mizzou’s relatively high-octane offense being a gigantic issue.
Defensively, Missouri wouldn’t be able to stop College Station High School if they had to. I think Zach Calzada and an Aggie offense that has struggled throughout the year will get a strong boost after a good performance against Mizzou. Expect another strong performance from Calzada and his co-host in Isaiah Spiller.
-Jack Williams, Site Expert
Final Score: Texas A&M 38, Missouri 23