Aggies Earn Huge SEC Win
I learned a lot from this year’s Southwest Classic. But here are the 3 things I learned the most from Texas A&M’s win over Arkansas.
A&M Is Still A Mess…
The Aggies committed nine penalties, with some of them being absolutely stupid ones at the worst possible time. They couldn’t get formations right, nor could they refrain from illegal blocks downfield. A&M still can’t throw the ball, and they were playing the worst-ranked pass defense in the country. Aggie QB Max Johnson managed the game as best he could, but was only 11-for-21 for 151 yds and 1 TD (zero turnovers, but was sacked 3 times). The Razorback pass defense had been gashed in their first 3 games, and Texas A&M could do nothing through the air.
Add in the wildest goal-line-stand-turned-fumble-turned-handoff-turned-defensive touchdown I can remember. Then, add in the craziest doink-off-the-top-of-the-goal-post I have ever seen, and Jimbo Fisher’s squad couldn’t have had any better luck in this year’s Southwest Classic. When it’s all said and done, Texas A&M will take the conference win, though.
…But My Goodness, The Young Talent the Aggies Have Is Going To Be Something To Watch
Wide Receiver Evan Stewart is a dude. Tight End Donovan Green is one, as well. Six freshman on the defense recorded at least one tackle. The #1 ranked recruiting class from 2022 is learning on the fly and making some big plays at the same time. Once they continue to get use to the speed and physicality of the college game in the SEC, there is potential for a handful of names to be mentioned in the All-SEC and All-American conversation.
Neither Of These Teams Can Hang With Alabama In The West
Tell me if you’ve heard that line before. Arkansas gets the Tide at home next week, then A&M travels to Tuscaloosa the week after. From what I’ve seen thus far from everyone in the SEC West, it’s Alabama and everyone else is fighting for 2nd. Both the Hogs and the Ags could finish anywhere from second to seventh in the division.
Yes, I know Arkansas played Alabama very close last year and they get Nick Saban at home this year. I also know that Jimbo Fisher was the first Saban former assistant to beat his mentor when the Aggies upset #1 Alabama last year in College Station. Don’t you think Saban will remember both those games as well
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