Aggies desperate for win against Roadrunners, and vice versa
Texas A&M started this season strong, going 6-0 and ranking No. 4. Since then, however, the Aggies have lost three of their four games and are desperate for a win this weekend. They’re hosting the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners on Saturday morning. UTSA has a 5-5 record and are coming off a loss to Louisiana Tech.
Why the Aggies will win
The Aggies have the advantage in pretty much all areas of this matchup – offense, defense, special teams, and coaching. Wide receiver Christian Kirk should have no problem beating UTSA’s safeties in mismatches and generating big yardage after the catch. As long as the Aggies can run on UTSA, this shouldn’t be too close a game.
Why the Roadrunners will win
A&M has struggled to run the ball in its last three SEC games. Plus, starting quarterback Trevor Knight is out for the rest of the season, leaving the Aggies with backup Jake Hubenak. He’s not bad, but there’s a reason he’s not the starter.
The Roadrunners need only one more victory to become bowl-eligible for the first time in program history (the program began in 2011). A&M is already set for a bowl game, but a win Saturday would improve their bowl options – not to mention stop their downward spiral. A loss could really damage their chances of a good season next year. Although both teams have a lot to play for, Texas A&M is the stronger of the two; they’ll be walking away with the home win.