Three Reasons Texas A&M Football Defeats Ole Miss
Texas A&M football enters the weekend in sore need of a win to break several ignominious streaks. First, as has been well established since before the Tennessee game, the Aggies have yet to win a road game against a ranked team under Jimbo (0-9). More than that, though, Texas A&M football has yet to win a road game at all since defeating Missouri in mid-October of 2021. Specific to this opponent, the Aggies are riding a two-game losing streak to the Rebels.
Interestingly, though, there are a few historical trends going in favor of Texas A&M football in this one. First of all, the Aggies are actually 4-2 in Oxford since joining the SEC, with wins in 2012, 2013 (yes, they played there back to back years), 2017, and 2019. In conference games with early kicks, Jimbo is 11-2 as the head coach of Texas A&M football. He is 6-1 away from home in such games, as well.
It’s hard to take things from any of these historical trends, in all honesty. The best thing we as Texas A&M football fans can do to get a preview of this matchup is look at the statistics (which we have done extensively on the site this week). But I bring them up, if nothing else, to combat the heaps of negative sentiment surrounding the Aggies coming into this matchup. Many Texas A&M football fans feel like this is a game that is shaping up extremely poorly for their beloved Ags. But even though Texas A&M may not win this one, there is a reason that the Aggies are only a three point underdog at the moment. In reality, these are two very closely-matched teams in terms of what they’ve actually done this year. Will the Aggies have to get over the hump in a way they have yet to show us they can do in order to emerge victorious? Undoubtedly. But every year, it seems, a Jimbo team jumps up and seems to put it all together. It may not be lasting, but they do it for at least one game every year. Let’s talk about why they’ll do it in this one.