Best players yet to face Texas A&M football: #5 – Lideatrick Griffin
Though the Aggies have not had a great record against Mississippi State since joining the conference, the Bulldogs are not a team that occupies a lot of mental space for Texas A&M football fans whenever they don’t play them. They don’t have a coach like Lane Kiffin against whom the Maroon and White faithful hold a grudge. They aren’t a true rival like the LSU Tigers or Arkansas Razorbacks. They haven’t recently been in the sport’s upper echelon like Alabama or Auburn. They’re just kind of there—and Aggie fans usually aren’t thinking about them until the dread prospect of actually having to play them draws near.
So with that said, it makes sense that the Aggie faithful have not given too much thought to Lideatrick “Tulu” Griffin, one of the most underrated receivers in the conference. Griffin is having a breakout year for the Bulldogs and is a sort of do-everything tool for Zach Arnett’s squad.
Griffin can line up both out wide and in the backfield, similar to Texas A&M football’s own Ainias Smith. He averages over 100 all-purpose yards per game, has three touchdown catches, and one touchdown run. The majority of Griffin’s yards came in a huge game against South Carolina, where he recorded 7 catches for 256 yards. His big-play ability shows up every time he touches the ball in general, but that happened to be the biggest night for him so far this season. If the Aggies can contain Griffin when they match up against the Bulldogs, they’ll be in good shape. If State can bomb away downfield over this Aggie secondary, though, things may be rough for Texas A&M football.