Five Bold Predictions For Final Regular Season Texas A&M Football Game
This game between Texas A&M football and LSU promises to bring no shortage of action in the final regular season matchup for each squad. Texas A&M football is trying to shift a narrative and break an ignominious road losing streak, while LSU feels like they have a score to settle. So what might we see in this game? Let’s take a look.
LSU RBs under 4 YPC: I can’t make any promises for if Jayden Daniels gets out in the open field, but on traditional running plays I think the front for Texas A&M football will be more than up to the challenge. LSU, while they do boast a great offensive line, do not run the type of scheme that has given the Aggies the most trouble when defending the run. York and Cooper will obviously be key here, but Coop will likely be spying Daniels for much of the game. I’ve got my eye on Diggs, Turner, and Stewart setting the edge as another big factor.
Jaylen Henderson over 8 YPA: I’m not sure yet how much Henderson will be pushing it down the field against this defense, nor am I certain how he’ll handle the moment and the crowd. What I do know is that there will be opportunities against this secondary. Henderson has shown a good ability to be more of a one-read-and-go guy than Johnson, so I see him being able to either find his man or pick something up with his legs. YAC should come easily as well to Moose, Ainias, Thomas, and company.
Jayden Daniels DOESN’T have Heisman moment: I suppose you can take this a couple of ways, but many have been predicting this game as the time that Daniels tries to sew up the top individual award in college football. This is a stout defense, however, and one that won’t go down easily. They’ll be ready for this challenge, and things may be a little tougher for Daniels than some are envisioning, especially if Josh DeBerry is able to play at the nickel spot.
Texas A&M football records 5+ TFLs: This goes hand-in-hand with my first prediction, but the Tigers are one of the best teams in the nation at preventing TFLs from occurring while they’re on offense. The Aggies, conversely, are the second best in the nation at creating TFLs while they’re on defense. Something’s got to give here, and when that’s the case in a matchup like this, I tend to go with the defense.
Aggies DON’T give up a non-offensive touchdown: One of the crazier stats this season is that the Aggies have given up a non-offensive score in seven of their eleven games, with six of those being touchdowns (Alabama got a safety). They are 4-3 in those games, and 3-1 otherwise. This LSU defense isn’t exactly opportunistic, so I think the Aggies can take care of the football in this matchup and hopefully not give a dynamic LSU offense any extra help.