By: Pocket Bullets Paris
It’s hard to believe, but tomorrow, on Thanksgiving, the Aggies will be playing in their last conference game of the season. It was a difficult season, too, with so many ups and downs, so many great expectations and so many disappointments along the way. What we know is that we have some amazing young talent on the squad and that the future of this football team looks incredibly promising. But what about the immediate future? What about Thanksgiving night, in front of a national audience, at Kyle Field?
Had things gone slightly differently in a few of our games (okay, maybe very differently) this game could have meant something else; it could have been HUGE. But it still means a whole lot to Aggie fans. It could mean going out on a high rather than with the bitter taste of that heart-breaking loss against Mizzou (played without five of our best defensive players, btw) as our last regular season memory. The possibility of a better bowl game and a far more respectable record will be on the line. But most importantly, it would mean that we finally figured out how to beat LSU, a team that has had our number the last two years of SEC play. That’s because LSU plays that old-style, pound the ball, ram it down your throats running game and stops their opponents from scoring with their big, strong, powerful defense. We do NOT match up well.
Yet hope springs eternal in the hearts of college football fans, especially the ones in maroon and white. We have the talented freshman quarterback, Kyle Allen, getting better every day, who can sling that ball to an array of great receivers, from Speedy Noil to Josh Reynolds to senior Malcome Kennedy to RSJ. Those guys have proven they can be play makers; they will have to be against LSU’s deep and physical secondary, fifth best in the country against the pass. If Allen has the time, which he might since LSU has not been putting much pressure on quarterbacks this year, it will be up to the receivers to battle it out with the safeties and corners in the backfield.
So, some questions are: will our defense be able to stop the the Tigers’ running game? Will they be able to hold their own in the trenches where LSU dominates or against their bruising running backs and 295-pound tight end, Dillon Gordon? Will the Aggies be able to get any kind of a running game going so that every down doesn’t become a predictable passing play? Will Myles Garrett be the kind of impact player he has been before his concussion and that we need him to be on Thanksgiving? Will the entire Aggie football team be able to hang with the physically abusive team from LSU or will they get over-powered a third time?
If the Aggies stay focused, physical and intense, if they want this win more than the Tigers do, if they want this win for their seniors, they can win this game. And that would be a helluva good reason to give thanks.
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