Texas A&M Football: What needs to happen for Aggies to go to Atlanta

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No. 3: The Texas A&M football team still needs to win out

This one is very obvious but necessary.

Texas A&M has a tough final stretch but it’s not as tough as it would be in a normal year. There is no way, especially in the SEC West, that a team with three losses in SEC play would make the SEC Championship game. The only time it happened was 2001 with LSU, but the SEC power has shifted to the West for some time now since then.

A&M has South Carolina, who struggled against the mighty Vanderbilt a week ago. Then, a crucial bye week to prepare for the last part of their schedule. Then, a clash between 2 top 25 teams with Auburn coming to town. After that, they’ll go to Oxford to play the always-tough Lane Kiffin-led Rebels.

Easy rout against Prairie View.

Lastly, a contest that could be somewhat of a trap game against LSU, as they play in Baton Rouge and it will be Ed Orgeron’s last game as head coach.

Chances of it happening?: 75%

I like what could happen if A&M does their job and run the table.

They are ranked 17th now, and as long as Auburn and Ole Miss do not lose, those two matchups could be top-15 games. If A&M takes care of business, they will quietly move back into the top 10. If they make it to Atlanta they should be around the 6-8 area.

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If Texas A&M plays and beats Georgia, I believe A&M will be the first two-loss team to make the College Football Playoff.