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2022 SEC Football Season Prediction: Texas A&M Aggies Preview

In the third installment of our wild blind darts predictions, we travel to Aggieland for Year 5 of the Jimbo Meh Fest.

WEEK 6, OCTOBER 8: TEXAS A&M AGGIES

Coaches: Jimbo Fisher (34-14, SEC 21-12, four years at TAMU; 117-37 overall)

Record 2021: 8-4 (4-4 in SEC, 4th in West Division, knocked out of Gator Bowl vs. Wake Forest)

CB969 2021 Prediction: 10-2″The media seems to be pretty high on the Aggies, but there are real concerns on offense...”

Look back: TAMU started 3-0 against three cupcakes before meeting an insanely motivated bunch of Razorbacks who broke the Aggies’ nine-game winning streak against them. Then came a bewildering home loss to Mississippi State, followed by the even more bewildering surprise of Alabama. Zach Calzada had the game of his life with a 67.7% completion rate and three touchdowns. But it would be the only time his year-round success rate would surpass 60%. The Aggs finished 4-2 and ended a bowl game against the Demon Deacons due to an alleged outburst of Captain Trips – like 2020.

Recurring Starters: 5 on offense, 4 on defense, punter.

key losses: DC Mike Elko (took the head job at Duke), OL Coach Josh Henson (OC at Southern Cal), OL Kenyon Green (Round 1, Texans), DT DeMarvin Leal (Round 3, Steelers), RB Isaiah Spiller (Round 4, Chargers), DE Micheal Clemons (Round 4, Jets), LB Aaron Hansford, EDGE Tyree Johnson, DT Jayden Peevy, TE Jalen Wydermyer, S Leon O’Neal, QB Zach Calzada (transfer to Auburn), WR Demond Demas (banned from the team arrested for domestic assault).

Top returnees: APB Ainias Smith (not suspended thanks to attorney), RB Devon Achane, S Demani Richardson, DE Tunmise Adeleye, DL McKinnley Jackson, QB Haynes King, OG Layden Robinson, DB Antonio Johnson, P Nik Constantinou, DE Shemar Turner (DeSoto, TX ) , CB Myles Jones (injured in week 2, missed the rest of the season).

Top newcomers: Controversial DJ Durkin is the new DC, frosh WR Evan Stewart (Frisco, TX), QB Max Johnson (transfer from LSU), frosh CB Denver Harris (Houston, TX), OG Jordan Spasojevic-Moko (Juco transfer), frog QB Conner Weigman (Cypress, TX).

Name you need to know: Nickelback Antonio Johnson led the Aggs in solo tackles with 53 and was second in total stops with 79. At 6ft 3 and 200lbs, Johnson is a massive corner who isn’t afraid of touch and has a nose for the ball. He’s a potential first-round NFL pick.

Strengthen: The best new class of rookies money can buy… The three returning OL’s are pretty solid… King and Johnson at QB should be an upgrade from Stefan Garcia Calzada… A veteran group in secondary school…

Weaknesses: Jimbo Fisher’s big mouth…More involved WRs…New left tackle and left guard…Under average defense needs improvement…Possibly 5 sophomore and an R-Frush from D…Looking for a new place kicker …

Outlook: Every preseason of Jimbo’s tenure at College Station, the national press has trumpeted that this is the year the Aggies unseat Bama as West Champions. And every year they do worse. It might be an overstatement to say that this is a hot year for Fisher, as his massive takeover is seriously delaying any efforts to ditch him. This, coupled with the NCAA’s raising of the white flag at their Indianapolis headquarters, reduces any chance that he will be fired for “just causes.” No, the mock army is stuck indefinitely with this overpaid, overrated dumbass and his perpetual runner-up.

However, TAMU has a full squad and a good coaching staff. They should be solid but not tied to the playoffs unless the SEC gets three teams in the game.

overall odds

About 8.5 -150
Under 8.5 +135

SCHEDULE 2021:

September 3 vs. Sam Houston – W
September 10 vs. Appalachian State – W – Don’t get caught looking ahead, Aggs.
September 17 vs. Miami – W – home advantage.
September 24 – Arkansas (Arlington, TX) – L – I do a somersault. It’s a tough stretch of three games and lots of young new faces for TAMU.
1 October @ State of Mississippi – W – Looking ahead could cause a potential commotion…again.
Oct 8 @ Alabama – L – Bama wins big, but Saban won’t intentionally increase the score.
Oct 22 @ South Carolina – W – Possible hangover game.
October 29 vs. Ole Miss – W – Heimfeld.
November 5 vs. Florida – W – Growing pains for UF.
Nov 12 @ Auburn – L – Aggie should win this one, but Jerdin-Hair is such a weird place to play.
November 19 vs. UMass – W
November 26 vs. LSU – W – Could go either way, but the home field tips the scales in Aggies’ favour.

opinion poll

Regular season wins for Aggie in 2022:

ALABAMA SCHEDULE PREVIEWS:

Sept. 3 vs. Utah State 6:30 p.m SECN
September 10 at 11:00 a.m. in Texas FOX
September 17 vs. Louisiana – Monroe 3:00 p.m SECN
September 24 against Vanderbilt
October 1st in Arkansas
October 8 vs. Texas A&M – CBS has to be prime time, right?
October 15 in Tennessee
22 Oct vs. Mississippi State
23 Oct goodbye
November 5 at LSU
November 12 at Ole Miss
November 19 vs. Austin Peay 11:00 a.m SECN+
November 26 vs. Auburn

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