Texas A&M Football: Game-by-game predictions for the 2022 season

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Nov. 19. Massachusetts Minutemen. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Home. 11. player. 891

This will be a game that will be put out of reach early. That could be all I need to say about it, but I should give a bit of context first.

Since joining the FBS, UMass has been bad. Really bad. Last season, they managed to scrape out one win. They are awful on offense and don’t have an identity on defense.

If the Aggies manage to drop this one, it might be the most embarrassing loss in history. I expect Max Johnson to get some reps in this game by the third quarter and for most of the backups to finish the game. Aggies secure a 10-win season at home.

Prediction: UMass 3, #6 Texas A&M 41

Nov. 26. 12. player. Home. LSU Tigers. 817. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

If anyone in the SEC other than Alabama and Georgia has the stars to match with Texas A&M, it’s LSU. The Aggies will be riding high going into this game with College Football Playoff aspirations at the front of their mind, and now they host LSU at home in the season finale.

Brian Kelly comes in to take over an LSU team just a couple years removed from a national championship, and there is a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. The Aggies have historically struggled against LSU, but tend to fare well at home against the Tigers.

This will be a close one. If there’s anything we know LSU likes to do, it’s play spoiler. No matter how good or bad the team is, they always play the Aggies hard. I think Kelly gets the best of A&M in his first game against them at LSU, with there being too much firepower on offense.

Prediction: LSU 38, #6 Texas A&M 35

Final season record: 10-2 (6-2), NY6 bowl contender