A year after going 9-4, which included a thrashing of N.C. State in the Gator Bowl, the Aggies face a daunting early slate and end the season with two tough opponents as well.
The Aggies travel to defending national champion Clemson on Sept. 7 and play host to SEC West rivals Auburn on Sept. 21 and Alabama on Oct. 12. All three games loom large for A&M, if the Aggies hope to be in contention for the SEC West or a playoff spot come November.
August 29 vs. Texas State
September 7 at Clemson
September 14 vs. Lamar
September 21 vs. Auburn
September 28 vs. Arkansas (Arlington, TX)
October 12 vs. Alabama
October 19 at Ole Miss
October 26 vs. Mississippi State
November 2 vs. UTSA
November 16 vs. South Carolina
November 23 at Georgia
November 30 at LSU
Quarterback Kellen Mond appears to be the man for the Aggies but will need to improve his accuracy. The Aggies also lost key talent along the offensive line at tailback and wide receiver. Texas A&M also has to replace talent on the defensive line and get much better in the secondary.
Fisher did land a much-ballyhooed recruiting class and many of those players will be looked on to step in and possibly contribute early for the Aggies. If Texas A&M’s offense can replace the playmakers and Mond continues to improve, the Aggies offense should be fine.
Texas A&M brought Fisher to College Station not just to compete but to win championships. Fisher took five years at FSU to deliver a national title to the Seminoles. If the Aggies keep improving, they might be able to challenge Alabama and LSU for the SEC West title.