Bold Predictions for Matchup Between Texas A&M Football and Razorbacks
This is a pivotal game for Texas A&M football. A win here not only moves the Ags to 2-0 in SEC play, it sets up a huge showdown at Kyle Field next week between the Aggies and Alabama. It also extends the Aggies’ dominance over the Razorbacks since both have been SEC members. For those reasons, among others, this is a huge game. Here’s some bold predictions for what I see transpiring today.
Johnson stays clean…
The new starting QB for the Aggies has a great track record when it comes to taking care of the football. I don’t have a particularly high opinion of the Razorback defense’s ability to create interceptions, so I foresee the Aggies keeping things clean in the passing game.
…And Jefferson turns it over
KJ is a risk taker from time to time. We saw that much last year with the attempted superman leap into the end zone that resulted in a defensive touchdown for Texas A&M football. I think the Aggie defensive line will harass Jefferson and force him into some bad decisions.
Aggies exceed 5 sacks
On the note of the defensive line for Texas A&M football, I think they’ll continue their dominance from last week. The Razorbacks have given up four sacks to each of their past two opponents, and I like the A&M DL better than either BYU’s or LSU’s. For that reason, I think Shemar Turner, Walter Nolen, Mckinnley Jackson and company will have another dominant day.
Texas A&M over 5 YPC
I made this same prediction last week and Amari Daniels made me proud with a late explosive run, so I’m riding the hot hand here. LSU was up at 6.52 YPC against the Hogs, and I think the Aggies can reach a similar mark behind a big day from Moss et. al.
No explosive passes for Arkansas
This might be the most daring of my five predictions, given what transpired at Miami and the fact that there were a couple of Auburn receivers running open even this last week. However, I think the Aggies have what it takes to buck the trend of the last two years and stop the Hogs from scoring on a long pass—I think the pressure up front will not give KJ enough time, and I’m not high on Dan Enos’s ability to scheme guys open downfield in the same way Kendal Briles did.