5 numbers that need to change for the Texas A&M football team in 2022

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The Texas A&M football team can make some adjustments in the offseason that will go a long way to help their College Football Playoff chances in 2022

The Texas A&M football team will not look to replicate its 2021 season. An Aggie team that began the season ranked in the top ten stumbled to an 8-4 finish with losses to teams like Arkansas, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and LSU. It was a rough season.

Thankfully, Jimbo Fisher has learned from his mistakes. Primarily, he has brought in three serviceable quarterback options, indicating that he’s prepared for another injury to the starter in 2022.

Like magic, A&M has returned to the preseason top ten. That said, the Aggies will have to change a few things if they want to live up to their early expectations. Here are five numbers that will need to improve if A&M wants to be a College Football Playoff contender in 2022.

Change No. 1: Strength of Schedule (2021: 56th)

This may seem like a weird choice, as the Aggies cannot change their strength of schedule. That said, A&M’s schedule ranked 56th in the country last season, which is pretty bad for an SEC team.

Thankfully for the Aggies, they’ve already got an improvement here with Miami on the docket in 2022. Even though the Hurricanes didn’t have a great season in 2021, they’re an extremely talented non-conference opponent and should help A&M build a resume for the College Football Playoff.

We’ve already seen strength of schedule have an impact on A&M’s playoff chances. The 2020 squad was the first team out of the playoff with its only loss being against Alabama, the eventual national champion. It’s important for an up-and-coming program to have tough games scheduled.