The Texas A&M football team has its first real test in a few weeks, taking on Auburn at Kyle Field on Saturday. This will be a game between two teams that are ranked around the same range, with A&M at the 14th spot in the CFP Rankings and Auburn at the 13th spot.
Both teams are 6-2 through eight games. Auburn has also matched Texas A&M’s struggles, looking like a bad team twice this season, while looking like an elite team on a couple of other occasions. This sets up to be a tight game.
But I am under the belief that this will not be the close game that many are expecting. Here’s why.
Reason No. 1: The Texas A&M football team is not the same team as it was during its losses
While Auburn has been consistent throughout the year, the Texas A&M football team cannot say the same. The Aggies’ 2021 season has been a tale of two halves. In the first half of their season thus far, Texas A&M looked really bad.
The offense struggled early in the year — even against low-tier teams like Kent State and New Mexico, A&M’s offense wasn’t putting up the numbers that many expected. Injuries and a backup quarterback made things even worse.
But that backup quarterback has settled in and the team is gradually getting healthier. Auburn hasn’t been without any issues, but Texas A&M is a better team than their ranking would imply.