Texas A&M Football: Games to watch during Aggies’ bye week

Texas A&M football fans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Texas A&M football fans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

The Texas A&M football team is officially on a bye week. The Aggies will not play their next football game until November 6th at Kyle Field against the Auburn Tigers.

That means that Aggie fans will have a weekend without their favorite team playing football. At 6-2, Texas A&M’s season was just getting exciting. While a break in the action will be a huge positive for the team, it makes for a depressing weekend.

This creates a question — what games should Aggie football fans have their eyes on during the bye weekend?

Texas A&M football fans have a few important games to keep track of, but one rises above the rest

Before I get into the single most important game for Texas A&M football fans to keep an eye on this weekend, I’ll go over a few that fans should pop into, even if only for a short period of time.

Texas @ No. 16 Baylor, 11:00 AM CST

If you’re a true Aggie fan, you enjoy watching Texas lose. I don’t want to jinx this game, but a superior Baylor football team should be able to beat Texas on their home turf. If you like watching the Longhorns take losses, this will be the game for you.

No. 6 Michigan @ No. 8 Michigan State, 11:00 AM CST

If Texas A&M football fans want to have a stake in this game, consider the fact that one of these two teams could likely become the Aggies’ next bowl opponent. Outside of that, this top ten rivalry matchup will simply be a great game to tune into this year.

No. 12 Kentucky @ Mississippi State, 6:00 PM CST

I’m not even sure if Aggie fans will want to watch this one. That said, Texas A&M needs Mississippi State to lose if they want to maintain their chances of going to Atlanta. Outside of Ole Miss, this will be the Bulldogs’ toughest opponent and a likely loss. Think of it as Kentucky avenging Texas A&M.

No. 10 Ole Miss @ No. 18 Auburn, 6:00 PM CST

Outside of Texas A&M’s own games, this is the biggest football game of the year if you’re an Aggie fan. Jimbo Fisher needs both of these teams to lose if he wants an appearance in the SEC Championship Game.

This should also be a great matchup between ranked teams regardless of whether or not you have a stake in the game. Will Ole Miss’s pass-heavy, offense-only scheme pay off, or will Auburn be able to take them down with a more balanced team?

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Regardless, Aggie fans can learn a lot and will benefit from one of these teams losing.