Ranking Every Texas A&M Football Season in the SEC: #3 - 2018
Jimbo's first year as head coach of the Aggies felt like a revelation from the jump. Blowing out Northwestern State is one thing, but taking Clemson to the wire with a completely overmatched squad had every Aggie fan believing that we had finally found our guy for sure. Even the game against Alabama felt like a pretty decent showing.
It was the overtime home win against the 13th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats that really started to get some excitement around this team, though. The Wildcats, though boasting a stout rushing attack—up to that year, something that would have been the Aggies' kryptonite—didn't run a play in Aggie territory the whole night.
Unbelievably, the SEC had scheduled the Aggies for three straight road games after that; a stretch that saw them go 1-2. Texas A&M football had Auburn dead to rights in the final game of that road trip, too, before a late comeback buoyed the Tigers to victory. The Aggies closed with four straight wins, though, including one of the best college football games of all time in a contest that also happened to be their first win over LSU since joining the conference.
Oh yeah, and the bowl game was awesome. Tyrel Dodson pick six. 12th Man touchdown. 52-13 over NC State in Jacksonville. Amazing stuff.