Ranking Everyone in Division for Texas A&M Football
Alright, alright, I have been cowed after ranking Texas A&M football first overall last week. My waxen wings have melted, and now my back is all burned and covered in wax. I hate this!
Yet another chapter was notched in the storied rivalry between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Broncos of Western Michigan this weekend. It was the denizens of Starkville rather than Kalamazoo that took the W this time, yet something still tells me that the other maroon-clad SEC West squad still is lacking when compared to their division mates.
The Hogs continue their free fall, though they showed more promise in Oxford than they did in Arlington. Things don’t get any better going forward, as they travel to Tuscaloosa next week. This is year four for Sam Pittman—how will fans react if/when his team is staring down the barrel of a 2-5 record?
LSU got busy beating Missouri on the road in the noon slate, in a game that most Bayou Bengal fans are likely very happy took place opposite the Red River Rivalry so that it would draw fewer eyes. The game was led by Mizzou for much of the time, though LSU ultimately pulled it out. Once more: this game did less than nothing to quell concerns about LSU’s team.
Auburn had a welcome week off after back to back games against Texas A&M football and Georgia. I considered dropping them as this was yet another week where they failed to pass for more than 100 yards, but then I realized they weren’t playing anyone.
Ole Miss exited this week with another narrow escape, this time against Arkansas thanks to a late interception. This game is always “hog wild!” Which is a pun, based off of the name of the team they are playing in addition to the fact that things sometimes go strangely in this game.
I was very sure that Texas A&M football was going to end this week at 5-1. Alas, they were nigh unable to move the ball at all in the second half of their matchup against the Tide, and they fall to second in the division. At least the Rangers won! Or the Astros, if that’s your thing.
Apparently Jalen Milroe can actually hit underneath passes. Really wish he would have figured that out about 4 weeks earlier! The Tide return home for a two-game stand against Arkansas and Tennessee before they get a bye later this month, but you have to feel like their toughest tests are behind them at this point.