Texas A&M Football: 5 Bold Predictions for Texas Bowl vs Oklahoma State

Texas A&M football may be pretty shorthanded in this one, but they still will put up a fight.
Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Moose Muhammad III (7)
Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Moose Muhammad III (7) / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Five Bold Predictions for Texas A&M Football vs Oklahoma State

In all the hubbub of the transfer portal and coaching hires, I wouldn't blame Texas A&M football fans for forgetting the bowl game a bit. But we have our final opportunity to see this Aggie team play a game this evening at 8 PM CT, so—even if they are decimated by injury/portal/draft entries at the moment—we should take advantage of the opportunity. Here's five bold predictions for what we might see in this one.

Texas A&M Football Holds Oklahoma State Under 3.5 YPC

Look, this is a bit of a shot in the dark, as will be several of these predictions. But I believe in the ability of the Aggies' defensive front, even without Edgerrin Cooper and Walter Nolen (and maybe McKinnley Jackson?). Fadil Diggs and Isaiah Raikes are both in the portal, but have apparently been practicing. In any case, the depth the Aggies will be bringing along the line is still up there among the best the Cowboys will have seen all year. I believe the Aggies can still put up a stout performance against star RB Ollie Gordon.

Jaylen Henderson Goes Off for 4+ Total Touchdowns

One of the bigger storylines in the later part of the season has been Henderson's emergence and ability, even as a third-stringer. He's been decisive with his throws and fleet with his feet, and I expect that to continue. Oklahoma State doesn't exactly boast a stellar defense, either through the air or on the ground, so I think Henderson, if he is given time up front (the OL is thankfully not a position group that has been hit hard by the portal), then I think he will be able to operate well against this Cowboy defense, even with a depleted WR corps.