So far, so bad
When it rains, it pours for the Texas A&M Aggies
Things are not going too well in College Station these days. The Aggies dropped their fifth straight game with a 41-24 loss to Florida at home. That ties the longest losing streak for the Aggies since 1980. Who saw this coming? Definitely not Jimbo Fisher, not the A&M fan base and hell not even most of the national media. Texas A&M was the preseason #6 team in the country. Yet here we are, A&M needing to win out to become bowl eligible in Fisher’s fifth season.
The issues with this team are too many to count at this point, and to make things worse this past Saturday a flu outbreak ravaged the team. When it rains, it pours. To make matters worse, five-star freshman quarterback Connor Weigman was one of the players affected and did not play. The week after Coach Fisher finds his stud QB, he can’t play and back to Haynes King we go. When it rains, it pours…you get the point.
It’s pretty predictable when a team already very thin due to injury, loses about 10-15 players due to an illness, that they are going to struggle. For the first half of the ballgame, it was pretty close as the limited Aggies got into a little track meet with the Gators, going into halftime with the lead. Coming out of the intermission, the Aggies' offense sputtered while the Gators continued to take advantage of the depleted Aggies' defense. The Ags’ ended up getting shut out in the second half in route to the Maroon and White’s fifth-straight loss. Talking about these losses gets tiring, and I can only imagine what it’s like for that squad inside the Bright Complex as they turn their attention to a road trip to Auburn.
Coming into the season, the Ags road trip to the plains was an easy chalk-up as a win. However, I think it is going to be very difficult for Jimbo Fisher and the Ags to take this one on the road. Auburn does a good job of running the ball and what does A&M struggle with defensively? Stopping the run… Jimbo is going to have his work cut out for him to keep a bowl game in play. I see the Aggies struggling yet again and losing the battle of 3-6 teams. Auburn wins 24-17 and A&M falls to 3-7.