Three Reasons Texas A&M Football Continues Bowl Winning Streak Tonight Against Oklahoma State
It may feel like it was forever ago that Texas A&M football beat North Carolina by 14 to win the Orange Bowl and finish ranked 4th in the country, but that was the last bowl game the Aggies played in. Since then, they've qualified for a bowl they were unable to play in due to a COVID outbreak among the team that rendered them only able to field about 30 players, and then last year fell short of the qualification at 5-7. Of course, that year concluded with a win over a top-5 LSU team, but the earlier injuries, mishaps, and poor play doomed the Aggies to miss a bowl for the first time in 12 years.
This year, they aren't quite down to 30 players, but they are certainly not at full strength. Reporting is emerging that the Aggies will only be able to field about 55 scholarship players for this weekend's contest. While that is more than healthy enough for an NFL team, for example, this is a less-well-curated 55; the Aggies have been reduced to that number due to injury, transfers, and the NFL draft.
With that in mind, this Aggie team could look far different against the Pokes from the one that we've grown accustomed to seeing all year. There will still be a lot of familiar pieces, true, but some of the luminaries that we've become used to seeing out there have entered their name in the portal or are preparing for the draft.
Even so, there is still plenty of warrant to believe that the Aggies can pull out the victory tonight versus the Cowboys. Let's take a look at three reasons that Texas A&M football will defeat Oklahoma State in the Texas Bowl.