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The Aggies won't beat the Crimson Tide two years in a row.
Remaining September Schedule
Sept. 14 vs. No. 1 Alabama
Sept. 21 vs. SMU
Sept. 28 @ Arkansas
Yes, I know. The Aggies are undefeated, ranked No. 6 in the country and have media darling Johnny Manziel at quarterback. How could a loss to the No. 1 team in the nation set them back?
Simple: Not only is Texas A&M going to lose, but it will lose badly.
The Aggies can blame a defensive unit that has allowed 449.5 yards and 29.5 points per game over the first two weeks of the season. The team ranks No. 96 and No. 84 in those categories respectively.
Furthermore, Texas A&M have conceded an average of 273 yards per game on the ground—a mark that has the school ranked No. 115 in the nation.
This is the unit that is supposed to slow down A.J. McCarron and T.J. Yeldon? I don’t think so.
Sure, the Aggies defense is set to return several starters after being riddled by injuries and suspensions over the first two weeks. However, against Alabama isn’t really the best debut.
Not to mention, Nick Saban and his team have won 15 straight games away from home since 2010.
Normally, one loss—to the top-ranked team in the country, no less—wouldn’t be enough to eliminate a team from BCS title contention. However, Texas A&M just so happen to be in the same division with the Crimson Tide. Therefore, Alabama would need to lose twice for the Aggies to even have a shot at playing in the SEC Conference title game.
But with only a home game against No. 8 LSU being the only realistic hurdle in the team’s way of a perfect season, that’s unlikely.
Although the Crimson Tide pulled off the same feat in 2011 after losing to the Tigers during the regular season, a lot had to occur to make that happen. Lightning doesn’t strike twice.
All stats used in this article are courtesy of ESPN.com and NCAA.com
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