Ranking Every Texas A&M Football Season in the SEC: #7 - 2019
This was a very weird year. Texas A&M football went 8-5, but each of their five losses was to a team that finished within the SP+ top 10 at year's end. Four of those five were to teams that finished in the SP+ top 5. The next best team they played, though, was 36th-ranked Oklahoma State. The Aggies themselves finished 21st.
Three of those five losses were relatively close. An early overthrow of Camron Buckley at Clemson, a game which ended up as a 14-point margin, could have shifted the tide had Kellen hit him in stride. So could have Jashaun Corbin not getting injured early in that game (though Spiller obviously turned out to be a stud).
The Aggies made things close late against Auburn, but the Tigers were able to ice away the 28-20 win in the end. A&M also came within a score of UGA in Athens, where the Bulldogs were helped by both an offensive and defensive pass interference no call at critical junctures.
The other two losses, to Alabama and LSU, were complete blowouts. The wins were mostly unremarkable. Buddy Johnson returned a fumble for a touchdown against Ole Miss to lift the Aggies over the Rebels in what is still their last win in Oxford. Ainias showed he could be a legit running back against Oklahoma State after Kellen forgot how to throw the ball. The Aggies crockpotted South Carolina. All fine, none remarkable. The year ended hopefully, though, and that's more than you can say for a lot of the seasons that preceded it on this list.