Texas A&M Football: 3 overreactions from 44-14 rout of South Carolina

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The Texas A&M football team, drooling over an opportunity to prove themselves, walked out of Kyle Field with a dominating 44-14 victory over South Carolina. Even the score itself doesn’t tell the full story of a game that looked like men against boys.

Jimbo Fisher had his team ready to play and there may not be an SEC team that could have competed with Texas A&M on Saturday. This sent the Aggies up a few spots in the AP Poll and gave them a load of confidence moving forward.

And with a blowout win, there will be natural overreactions about the Texas A&M football team. Today, I’m going to present three of these overreactions.

Overreaction No. 1: The Texas A&M football team is the best two-loss team of all-time

I’m actually not even entirely sure that this is an overreaction. Allow me to explain.

If you look at the Aggies’ two losses earlier in the year, Texas A&M looked like an entirely different team. The defense was still strong, but the offense has improved more than any other unit of any team in the country.

In Texas A&M’s first three games against Power Five opponents, they managed to score just 14 points per game. None of the teams they faced were particularly menacing. For example, the Aggies scored just ten points against Colorado, who now sit at 2-5 on the year.

I’m saying all of this to make a simple point — the Texas A&M football team that you have watched since the Alabama game is not the same team that lost those two games. In the three games since Texas A&M’s second loss, Jimbo Fisher’s team has scored an average of 40 points per game against three solid SEC opponents.

There is a night and day difference, which is something that we haven’t seen thus far in the College Football Playoff race.