Saturday's "Battle of the Brazos" features two top 25 teams with prolific offenses and atrocious defenses. Both teams account for nearly 500 yards per game of offense and allow opponents to rack up 374 yards a game as well.
This matchup has "shoot out" written all over it.
Let's look a little deeper to figure out who retains the positional advantages and see if that brings clarity.
Tannehill has been very serviceable for the Aggies, especially last week's 3 TD/no turnover effort against the Red Raiders, but Griffin is in a class of his own, generating 360 yards of total offense per game compared to Tannehill's 300 yards a game.
Running Backs: A&M
Ganaway ranks third in the Big 12, but Gray and Michael are both more talented than him and would best his numbers if either of them were the featured back. The Aggies have the luxury of two elite running backs who can spell each other in fast-paced games.
Wide Receivers: A&M
The Bears are top-heavy with Kendall Wright, who's making a compelling argument for the title of "Best Receiver in Big 12," but A&M has too much depth with Swope, Fuller, Nwachakwu and tight ends Michael Lamothe and Hutson Prioleau.
Offensive Line: A&M
The Aggie offensive line, with All-Big 12 selections Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews bolstering the ends, always gives Tannehill time in the pocket and has allowed only three sacks in five games, tied with Oklahoma for first in the Big 12.
Defensive Line: A&M
Tony Jerod-Eddie's four sacks rank third in the conference, behind only OU's Fran Alexander and teammate Sean Porter. They allow a league-low 2.3 yards/rush.
Porter leads the conference in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (8.5). Garrick Williams and Johnathan Stewart both rank in the top 20 for tackles per game.
The strength of this Baylor defense lies in its secondary, with play makers like cornerback Chance Casey and safety Mike Hicks. The secondary leads the team in tackles, mostly because the front line is so atrocious that ball carriers always make it to the second level. Casey will match up on Fuller most of the game.
Final prediction: Texas A&M 44, Baylor 41
In a game that could be decided by a field goal, go with the team that trots out a kicker with a 90 percent accuracy rate (A&M's Randy Bullock) rather than a 60 percent one (BU's Aaron Jones). Griffin runs wild, but the Aggies will play just enough defense to hang onto a win against their bitter Brazos rivals.