Losses to Temple, New Hampshire, and Akron…are you kidding me? Yes, Army could cause problems with the triple option, but the offense averages just 180 yards on the ground to Temple, New Hampshire, and Akron. Are you kidding me? Army can't throw the ball at all, so A&M should focus on a four-man front and the safeties should be walking up to the line on the snap. It may take a quarter to adjust to the triple option, but even this struggling A&M defense will eventually figure it out. The offense should have little problems scoring. But the big question with A&M in these games is will they play down to the competition? At 1-2, this team won't take anyone for granted, and the juniors and seniors still remember the scare in San Antonio. If the Ags don't win by 28 points, it will be a disappointment.
Texas A&M 45
The Black Knights are averaging nearly 180 rushing yards per game, but they've done it against some of the weaker teams in the nation. While the triple option may be foreign to the Aggie defense as far as scheme goes, A&M should use this weekend as an opportunity to gain some confidence heading into Big 12 play at Oklahoma State next weekend.
The Aggie offense has looked pretty good in the last couple of games--with the exception of a few key mistakes that have put points on the board for the opposing defense and cost them opportunities to score themselves. This could be a coming out party for the two-quarterback system though and I think that will prove to be a very good thing for the Aggies. A&M takes it to Army, leaving fans with a much better taste in their mouth heading into Big 12 play.
Texas A&M 41
The Black Knights have lost to a division 1-AA opponent and they've lost at home. Will they fare any better on the road? Of course not. This one is all Texas A&M. At first, Army may find limited success with the running game, but once the Aggies start cheating up on defense as well as raising the score deficit, Army will be unable to make them pay by throwing the football.
On offense, the Aggies will have their way with the undersized Army defense, and my prediction is that Sherman will throw as many packages as possible into this game to try out their success. I wouldn't be surprised to see Gray take more snaps, Jerrod and Stephen take the field at the same time again, or even a series of the option ran by McGee. This one will be all Texas A&M.
Texas A&M 38
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