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How are the Aggies shaping up so far?

The NCAA college football season is well and truly underway, and we’ve had some cracking ties all around the USA. There have been three weeks so far, with the fourth week just around the corner. And it is going particularly well so far for the Texas A&M Aggies.

They were tipped to be one of the top sides in the SEC West, and they’re performing in line with the hype that was built up around them for this current season. So let’s recap a little about the results so far, and preview what lies for them in the week ahead.

Week 1

To kick off the new NCAA season, the Aggies welcomed the Kent State Golden Flashes to Kyle Field. Going into the tie, this was a matchup where many had Texas favorites to win in their college football picks for the opening week. And rightly so, as the Aggies blew the Golden Flashes away in a dominating 41-10 victory.

Both Devon Achane and Ainias Smith came away with two touchdowns each, as Seth Small managed to kick for 11 pts. But it wasn’t just the attacking play that was shining bright that evening, as the defensive line had a solid performance too, conceding just 3 points in the first quarter, keeping clean sheets in the second and third, before a late Golden Flashes rally saw them net 7 points. But it was all for nothing as the Aggies doubled their score, keeping their point advantage they had built up over the rest of the game.

Week 2

Whilst they ran away with the win against Kent State, Texas A&M had a much tougher time when they travelled to Empower Field at Mile High to face the Colorado Buffaloes. They were still favorites going into the tie, but it was a tough opening quarter, with the Buffaloes charging into a 7-0 lead. Texas tried their best in the second quarter, but could only manage to cut the point deficit down to 4 points.

The third quarter saw neither side budging defensively. Both teams shutting the other out with a single point not being registered on the scoreboard. It was pretty touch and go, and the Buffaloes were on the verge of a massive victory. Then, in the fourth quarter, it was Jarek Broussard who broke the 2nd half deadlock, and managed to score a touchdown, to win the game for the Aggies, in what was a really tight contest between two excellent defensive sides.

Week 3

After a tough battle in week 2, the Aggies were back home at Kyle Field, hosting the New Mexico Lobos. And it was back to the form that saw them beat the Kent State Golden Flashes, as they ran out 34-0 winners on the night.

It was an extremely impressive performance defensively, managing to go all four quarters without conceding a single point. But there were plenty of contributions to how well the Aggies performed this week. One of the standout players was quarterback Zach Calzada who managed to throw three touchdown passes, and gained 275 yards.

How are the Aggies shaping up so far?

The week ahead

Currently 3-0, the Aggies have had an excellent start to the current NCAA season, albeit with a bit of a scare in week 2 against the Colorado Buffaloes. But who is next on the warpath for Texas A&M?

Well, up next, they travel away to the AT&T stadium to face off against the Arkansas Razorbacks. This is one of the tougher ties of the season, although, one that Texas A&M should still win comfortably. But as we’ve seen so far, their form on the road did take a bit of a wobble, and the Razorbacks, like the Aggies, also have a 3-0 record at the moment.

The Razorbacks may take confidence though, as they’ve already played a Texas team this season in the Longhorns, and they won 40-21. However, the Aggies provide much tougher competition, and are performing rather well. It could be closer than many are expecting this weekend, but it’s still a game that the Aggies should be winning, and will need to win if they want a chance to be conference champions.

The biggest challenge will come though when the Aggies take on the Alabama Crimson Tide, the favorites to win the SEC overall. They have dominated now for a number of years. And if Texas can triumph there, then this could be one of the best seasons for the Aggies for many years, and will set an extremely high standard for future teams going forward. But it will definitely be a tough task for the Aggies, and they’ll have to combine all their experience and skill, and have a faultless game if they are to run out winners against Alabama.

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