The Texas A&M football team defeated Vanderbilt by the score of 56-24 on Saturday to move to 6-2 on the season, with a 3-2 record in the Southeastern Conference. The Aggies became bowl-eligible with the win, and their next four games will determine which bowl they go to.
The Aggie defense currently resembles a sieve more than your typical SEC defensive stalwarts. That should change over the next few years as player maturation and recruiting will transform the talent level on the roster.
As it stands right now, the inability of the defense to consistently get stops means that every team on the schedule is a threat to beat A&M. The offense has to outscore teams in order for the Aggies to get a win.
The Aggies have two consecutive home games and then two road games to end the season. Whether or not their defense shows up in those games will go a long way toward determining how the 2013 season is viewed as by Texas A&M fans.
This is a look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the remaining games on the Aggies' schedule.