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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

No one won our Predict the Score contest this week. Several did bet on Ole Miss, but they went over. When we posted our Predict the Score blog a couple of days ago, we wrote; “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.” So we were right about both teams needing to win. And we were right about the talent on the field. We, and most of the pundits, however, were wrong about predicting a lot of scoring by both offenses, because the high-powered offense of the Aggies simply disappeared.

By game’s end, Kyle Allen was trending nationally on Twitter, not in a good way, and Texas A&M had fallen out of the top 25, leaving just about everyone with emotions ranging from curious to furious. So although Ole Miss won the game and obviously proved that they are “for real,” the Aggies need to figure out who they are and what’s going on with their offense, especially at quarterback, but also with their offensive line, receivers, running game and most definitely with their play-calling, coaching staff and decision-making . . .  all the way to the top . With  almost an embarrassment of riches on the Aggie roster, no Aggie fan should have to feel embarrassed.

Texas Poker StoreThe Texas Poker Store staff  hopes the Aggies get it together in time to face the South Carolina Gamecocks next Saturday at Kyle Field. We’ll post our next “Predict the Score” blog in the next few days, so keep tuned in and may the best predictor win.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Saturday night at 6:30 will be the first time the new Kyle Field plays host to two ranked SEC teams, as #14 Texas A&M faces the toughest opponent they have seen so far — #21 Mississippi State. It will be a huge game, with Tra Carson seeing a lot of touches despite the fact that MSU’s red zone defense has been formidable in their first four games. If the Aggies stick to the run it opens up every weapon in their arsenal: including eventually popping a seam to run up the middle, play action passes, hitting some of the routes across the middle and getting a size-advantage match-up deep between Josh Reynolds and one of the MSU safeties. Kyle Allen can do it all, Christian Kirk can catch it all, and the Aggies can always mix it up even more by throwing in an occasional Kyler Murray package. The important thing for the Aggies is balance . . . keeping their offense balanced and throwing the Bulldogs off balance.

Kyle Allen vs Dak Prescott

On the other hand, MSU has Dak Prescott, arguably the best QB in the SEC, a powerful dual-threat senior who led the Dak-attack against the Aggies last year, accounting for 356 yards and five touchdowns in the MSU beatdown. Prescott loves to throw the ball, especially to 6’5” WR De’Runnya Wilson, which means he might just meet up with Mr. Garrett and Mr. Hall more often than he’d like to as they attempt to up their TFLs and sack numbers. Bottom line: the Aggies and the Bulldogs both have improved defenses, but we think the edge goes to Texas A&M. And they both have top tier quarterbacks, with the edge having to go to the seasoned Prescott but with Allen coming on strong. It should be a great football game, with enough explosive plays to put a lot of points on the board. We think more of those plays will be made by the Aggies; what do you think?

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: 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.

a-n-m-lsuYet 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.Poker Chip set from the Texas Poker Store

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The stage is set: a night game at Kyle Field, with temperatures in the 40s. Missouri is playing for a chance to win the SEC East. Texas A&M is playing to outscore the Tigers and take the next step in an impressive turnaround that saw them beating then No. 3 Auburn last week and knocking them out of the national championship conversation. This Saturday they can be spoilers again and ruin the Tiger’s chances of winning the SEC. They can end this season on an unbelievable high that seemed unattainable just a few weeks ago.

Will the Aggies make it two in a row behind Kyle Allen’s cannon arm, Spavital’s play calling and McKinney’s revitalized offensive line? Will the backfield produce as many or more yards as they did last week (combined 181)? Will Myles Garrett be as dominant as ever (with maybe a few more holding calls made by the refs)? Will the linebackers continue to improve? What about Malcolme – will he be as clutch as ever? Most importantly, will the Aggie excitement and intensity carry over to Saturday night?

Poker Chip set from the Texas Poker StoreOr does Missouri, behind the often dangerous Maty Mauk take the W? Will Mizzou’s strong pass rush be able to put too much pressure on the freshman Allen, in only his third start?

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