Texas A&M Football: 3 advantages Aggies have over LSU

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The Texas A&M football team has found itself at 8-3 with 11 games in the rearview mirror. It’s now where most Aggie fans had envisioned their team ending up, but A&M has shown a ton of character with more than a handful of injuries to its offense.

Jimbo Fisher’s team will get a well-needed chance to improve their resume ahead of bowl season against LSU in their season finale.

This game won’t be a walk in the park either — LSU’s final game of the Ed Orgeron era at home will surely result in a motivated Tiger performance. Thankfully, the Texas A&M football team has a distinct advantage over the LSU football team. Here are three of those advantages.

Advantage No. 1: The Texas A&M football team has a better passing defense than LSU has passing offense

Realistically, I could sit here and tell you that Texas A&M’s defense is simply better in all facets of the game. I could focus on the rushing game, where LSU is one of the worst teams offensively (117th) in the entire country. That seems too easy though.

The part of the game that I’m choosing is the passing game, which is the best aspect of the Tigers’ offense. Specifically, LSU ranks 39th in passing offense, averaging 269 yards per contest. Max Johnson is the team’s starting quarterback and has actually looked like an elite passer in 2021.

The Tiger passer has 24 touchdowns and just six interceptions on the year. Despite a relatively stagnant LSU offense, Johnson has been a shining star.

Thankfully, Texas A&M’s passing defense ranks among the best in the nation. In fact, the Aggies allowed just seven passing yards against their last opponent, flirting with a top ten position in terms of passing yards allowed on the year. I see A&M’s defense taking the edge here.