The Texas A&M Aggies get their long-awaited welcome to SEC competition this Saturday at Kyle Field. Their opening opponent, fresh off a 27-14 win over Bowling Green, is Will Muschamp's Florida Gators.
Previewing this game was made much more difficult by the recent severe weather. Hurricane Isaac—as it did with so many other lives—disrupted the scheduled game between Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech. That match has been postponed until October 13.
As a result, only one of these two teams showed us anything.
After Florida's ragged offensive performance with Bowling Green, many Aggie fans have a more confident outlook on their team's chances versus the Gators.
All summer, Aggie writers and posters expressed hope for a Texas A&M victory but few would actually predict it. After Saturday's Florida game, more people are talking about that possibility.
To borrow a much-used phrase from everyone's lovable coach, Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friends!"
Florida's non-conference win over the Falcons was, at times, sloppy. Still, in the final analysis, the Gators beat a pretty good football team. Not to mention they experimented some to gather more information on their own capabilities.
Bowling Green played well and stayed with the Gators for three quarters. They earned some respect and should get it from Gator fans.
There was a great deal more Florida could have done to put the game away earlier. It has been suggested that this Gator played a little possum last Saturday.
What does all this mean for the conference opener for both teams?
Find out by reading these six reasons why the Gators should win this game.