3 reasons Texas A&M football will exceed their preseason win total projection

FanDuel has begun to release preseason win total projections. Here's why Texas A&M football will exceed the mark they set out.

Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) and
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) and / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Why Texas A&M football will get at least 9 wins in the 2024 football season

With spring games still yet to take place, not to mention spring practice not even having started, Texas A&M football, along with other major teams, has already had a preseason line released for their 2024 win totals. FanDuel has set the over/under for Aggie wins in the upcoming season at 8.5; the over currently sits at +114 and the under at -142.

Given what the Aggies have been able to accomplish—or, more accurately, been unable to accomplish—over the past two years, this is a line that makes sense. When you consider that they're created to engender the highest volume of betting, you can see why this number was chosen.

In that sense, too, it's a good barometer for how the program is currently perceived on a wider scale. There will be plenty who see it and think this is a no-brainer under bet, and there will be plenty who see this and drink the kool-aid, taking the over.

Count me in that latter group. I truly believe this Aggie squad, with everything that Elko has been able to do with the roster and coaching staff, has a great chance to hit at least nine regular season wins—a mark Texas A&M football only managed once in Jimbo's tenure, unbelievably (though they got to 9 wins after the bowl in 2018).

Even with that disquieting statistic, I think this is a team that can reach that mark. There's a lot working in the Aggies' favor when you dive into the relevant factors for whether they can achieve a goal like this.

Let's run down the top three reasons that Texas A&M football will exceed their preseason win total projection.