Offense for Texas A&M Football Controls the Game
This is the worst Power 5 defense the Aggies have played this entire year. It’s not like the Aggies lit it up early in the year against the better competition they faced, but in these last few games, the Aggies have put up 30, 38, 51, and 38 points. They will have to be up near 40 in all likelihood (if not exceeding that mark) if they want to come out of this one victorious. I think the Aggies are up to the challenge.
It’ll be interesting to see who is able to go in this one. Much is being made of Evan Stewart’s availability, but even if he isn’t out there tomorrow, the Aggies will still have a lethal cadre of receivers for Jaylen Henderson to throw to. The run game should enjoy a decent amount of success, too: the Tigers are one of the worst rushing defenses in the nation, and the Aggies with their new mobile quarterback should be able to take advantage. A&M put up a huge rushing number against a better LSU rush defense last year, and I think they’ll be able to replicate that kind of performance (if not the individual effort by Achane) on Saturday.
Henderson has shown a great ability to be decisive, something Max Johnson didn’t quite have in as great of a measure. If the Aggie offensive staff can continue to call simple reads for him where he can identify his man and take off on the ground if the guy is covered, I think A&M can stay ahead of the chains. The receivers he’ll be throwing to, as well, have the ability to pick up yards after the catch in bunches. Ainias, Moose, Jahdae, and Noah (as well as Evan, if he goes), can wreak havoc on this secondary.
If the Aggies can jump out to a quick lead against the Tigers, things will get pretty interesting. As I’ve said before, I don’t like the chances for Texas A&M football in a shootout, as it’s not a situation in which they’ve been very often this year. We’ll know soon enough, though.