Three Reasons Texas A&M Football Triumphs over Oklahoma State in the Texas Bowl

Texas A&M football has a tall task ahead, but they are more than up to the challenge.

Nov 11, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive lineman Kam Dewberry (75)
Nov 11, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive lineman Kam Dewberry (75) / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Jaylen Henderson Will Shine on Offense for Texas A&M Football

We've seen enough of the redshirt freshman in these last three games to realize that, while he is not quite Conner Weigman, he is far better than his high school rating would advertise. Henderson has operated decisively when behind center for the Aggies, and more often than not been accurate and found the right receiver down the field.

The test that Henderson will face tonight is nowhere near even the level of what the Mississippi State Bulldogs were able to roll out against the Aggies in his first ever start. If he is able to play to that level, then Texas A&M football will be in great shape come the end of the game.

Henderson's legs will be of great help here too. Both Petrino and Jimbo have departed, so playcaller James Coley will probably have installed a sort of one-read-and-go offense if I had to guess, and Henderson can show off his running ability well in that sort of system. He's been able to evade tacklers deftly for the most part so far, and I think we'll see him break off a couple of big runs.

The most important place this will come into play is the red zone. The Aggies have had their fair share of issues inside the 20 this year, but I think we will see Henderson's mobility come into play once or twice in short yardage. That's why I picked him to score 4+ overall touchdowns in the game when all is said and done.