By: Pocket Bullets Paris
Despite their loss to the Crimson Tide, Texas A&M at 5-1, is still very much alive in the SEC West. First of all, Kyle Allen is a very good quarterback who had a very bad day. As he himself put it – he and Peyton Manning each had three pick sixes; it happens.
The Rebel’s quarterback, Chad Kelly, has also been very good, leading the league in passing yards. But he just came off a bad outing himself, throwing two interceptions in Ole Miss’ loss against Memphis.
So, with both teams coming off losses, who has the edge? It’s a close one. The Aggies have tremendous talent on offense, with Kirk, Reynolds, Seals-Jones, Noil and a host of others. If they take care of the football they should be able to outrun their coverage. And the Aggie defense has been stellar, at times even spectacular, which they will need to be against the Rebel’s very talented set of receivers, including wideout Laquan Treadwell. Conversely, the Rebels can defend the pass well, and the Aggie safeties have been aggressive in busting up plays all over the field.
The best defensive player in the league, and probably in the country, wears maroon and white and is named Myles Garrett. He is a game-changer just being on the field. He’ll be matched up against offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, which should be a great battle. And if Robert Nkemdiche is healthy and ready to suit up, he’ll be making a lot of trouble for the Aggie O-line.
That’s a lot of talent competing for a game they both need to win. It will be a high-scoring contest, but if the Aggies are for real, this is when they prove it.
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