Texas A&M Football Opponents, No. 3: LSU Tigers
It almost seems wrong to rank this game at third, but the Aggies’ upcoming two games are of paramount importance. Still, the LSU season finale game should not be overlooked by any stretch of the imagination.
In fact, I’d argue that this could turn out to be the Aggies’ toughest remaining opponent when you consider the circumstances.
Those circumstances revolve around Ed Orgeron’s agreement to depart from the program following their season finale. This means that the national championship-winning head coach will play his last game at his home stadium against Texas A&M.
That said, this is a 4-4 football team with an average offense and a bad defense. They are capable of knocking off ranked teams, as evident by their victory over Florida a week and a half ago, but nobody will mistake them for a contender. Their defense, in particular, is rough, ranking 90th in points per game, allowing nearly 30 per contest.
The Aggies should be considered a heavy favorite by the time this one rolls around, but A&M vs. LSU has “trap game” written all over it for Jimbo Fisher’s team. Again, this one doesn’t have the same implications as the two games that will follow, but it’s still a big one.