3 Reasons Texas A&M Football Notches Decisive Win Over Arkansas
As I’m sure every Texas A&M football fan knows, the annual Southwest Classic game between Arkansas and the Aggies is almost always a nail biter. Even when there is a great gulf in talent between the two programs, things always seem to turn out too close for comfort.
Now, it is also the case that this game is almost always an Aggie win. Since joining the SEC, Texas A&M football has won their matchup with Arkansas nine out of ten times. What was once a decisive series lead for Arkansas has now all but evaporated over the last decade, with the Aggies nipping at their heels. The lone win for the Razorbacks was two years ago, in Zach Calzada’s first start away from Kyle Field, wherein the Aggie offense was unable to muster hardly anything against the stout Arkansas front.
To be fair, and in keeping with the “nail biter” theme, the Aggies barely won last year’s contest. It took a doinked field goal by Arkansas and an improbable fumble return for a touchdown by Demani Richardson and Tyreek Chappell to give the Aggies the 2-point edge in the final score. This, the first game of the SEC slate for the 2022 Texas A&M football team, was one of only two conference wins the Aggies had last year, as they bookended their season with a win over LSU in the final game of the year. Even against the worst Aggie team of the past decade and a half, the Hogs still can’t catch a break.
Whereas last year was a close one all the way down to the wire, this year will be different. I see this one going decisively in favor of the Aggies. Let’s talk about why.