Team Websider KSU Game Predictions

Here are Team Websider's fearless predictions for the Kansas State game. This is the first true road test of the season for this freshman-laiden team. Despite the challenges of a first true road game, the panel seems to have confidence that the Aggies will take care of business and come away from Manhattan with a big road win.

Here are Team Websider's fearless predictions for the Kansas State game. This is the first true road test of the season for this freshman-laiden team. Despite the challenges of a first true road game, the panel seems to have confidence that the Aggies will take care of business and come away from Manhattan with a big road win.


Brad Adcock

Aggies 41
Wildcats 24

I look for A&M to continue to improve on offense this week and look for the running game to produce some nice numbers. I think CMIKE goes for 100+ and rips a weak Wildcat secondary. This is a game that our defense needs to shine. I hope that tackling has been addressed again this week and we wrap up. KSU does not have the firepower of an Arkansas or OSU. Thus, A&M will force them to try and pass which will be their downfall. The Aggies gain confidence this week for the trip to hell next week.


Paul Wargo

Aggies 49
Wildcats 21

A hungry Texas A&M team will put a hurt on the Wildcats in a big way on the road. The containment of Brandon Banks will be key but the Aggies should have a field day against Kansas State on Saturday.


Taylor Hamm

Aggies 41
Wildcats 18

The Aggies come into Manhattan having lost two in a row, but are hungry for their first Big 12 win. If Michael Shumard and the rest of the offensive line can hold their own against a mediocre Wildcat defensive front, A&M should put big numbers up. The Aggies must have a good day on special teams. Brandon Banks is a play maker in the open field and has great hands, so it is vital to shut him down. Kansas State got throttled at Texas Tech last week, which would hurt any team's confidence. The Ags need to get off to a fast start and not look back. I expect KSU to try to establish their running game early. The A&M run defense has gotten significantly better, but it is still a weakness. Still, KSU has a one-dimensional offense that I expect the A&M defense to do a good job shutting down. Stop the run and don't turn the ball over equals a big win for the Aggies.


David Sandhop

Aggies 35
Wildcats 17

I'll be honest with you. This game scares me. On paper, Texas A&M is the superior team. Kansas State's pass protection and passing game is extremely suspect, so if the Aggies can jump out to a quick 14-0 lead and force the Wildcats to throw then Von Miller and the secondary will have a field day. Brandon Banks is a good receiver and put up 1000 yards receiving last year, but last year included first round pick Josh Freeman. KSU doesn't have the weapon at quarterback this season. If A&M can come out early and do some good things on both sides of the ball and establish a lead, then this will be a blowout game. KSU's team speed on defense is suspect, so as long as Jerrod Johnson has some time to throw, A&M should be able to move the ball at will and score.

However, this is still a team of true freshmen and sophomores and they've been making costly mistakes the past two weeks. We know they will grow out of it eventually, but is this the week. If mistakes persist and the Aggies allow the Wildcats to stay in the game deep into the third quarter then the crowd and the Harley Davidson crew will make it tough on a young team where the freshmen haven't experienced a hostile crowd environment in their football careers. A&M can't allow KSU any points on special teams and that is the one area where the Wildcats have the clear advantage. In the end, I think A&M's strengths and KSU's many deficiencies are too much to overcome and the Aggies get a much needed Big 12 Conference win on the road.


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