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As mentioned in the Ohio State slide, Texas A&M kicked a giant hornet's nest in 2012 by beating almost everyone on its schedule.
The SEC is notoriously difficult, but that isn't A&M's biggest challenge.
Individually, Texas A&M has the most challenging game in 2013: the dreaded rematch against Alabama. Nick Saban is notoriously good at winning rematches. The article is old, as it was written immediately before Saban lost the regular-season rematch to LSU in 2011, but the info is still applicable.
Texas A&M faces Alabama in Week 3. It will be the Aggies' third game of the season, and it will be Alabama's second. The Tide have a bye week before the A&M game. It needs to be mentioned that Alabama will be traveling to Kyle Field at College Station for the battle.
That will at least give A&M a major advantage in that game. So, if that game is a toss-up, what put A&M on this list? First, the 2012 Heisman winner is on the field. Second, that game against Alabama is just one of many rematches.
A&M's slate is full of SEC teams that it beat last year.
Lastly, the Aggies are going to be one of the biggest receivers of championship hype in the country. The media might keep the attention low-key until after the 'Bama game, but it will crank up the volume should A&M win that game.
After Johnny Manziel's mini-rant over a parking ticket in College Station, one must wonder how short his fuse is as he heads into the fall. If he can't withstand the onslaught of attention, the potential ups and downs of the college football season could wreak havoc on the Aggies' win-loss record.