Thoughts on Texas
I just wanted to jot down some quick thoughts I had this week before I dash out the door. I'll be out of town for Thanksgiving until at least Friday.
-I've seen lots of predictions of Texas by a wide margin this weekend. I just don't see it. If the Aggies have proven anything this season, it's that they consistently play to the level of their opponent, regardless of quality. Close games against bad teams (Army, Kansas) have been just as numerous as good games against good teams (Oklahoma, Nebraska) and are only outnumbered by riveting games against mediocre teams (Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma State). I see no reason that the Aggies won't make this interesting.
-A&M's defense has been terrible early in games. Texas has enough weapons to continue this trend. I think that both Limas Sweed and Jamaal Charles will have first quarter touchdowns, but the Aggies should settle in and fix things before halftime.
-I can't predict how the A&M offense will be with a straight face. Coach Fran never seems to employ the same strategy twice. Picking the offensive stars is a crapshoot, but I'll go with L'Tydrick Riley finally catching the ball and Martellus Bennett showing another glimmer of promise. Mike Goodson is really, really good but he is no longer a secret. I suspect that Texas will sell out early to stop the run and hopefully that translates into a big day for Stephen McGee.
-Prediction? Alright, homerism says A&M 27, Texas 21. Rationalism says Texas 35, A&M 17. Make it A&M 23, Texas 21.