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COLLEGE STATION, TX– Will the “Mullen Magic” continue on as the Gators take on those Fightin Texas Aggies in an early Texas showdown at Kyle Field? Both these teams are producing potent offenses but it will be their defense and secondaries that could be the game changers if they can show out today. Here is your SEC Light Outs for the Gators vs Aggies.
Game Notes: 11 AM CT, KYLE FIELD, COLLEGE STATION, TX on ESPN
The Gators hit the road to the home of the 12th man in hopes to keep their undefeated streak alive. Florida is 2-0 and has put together one hell of an explosive offensive package accounting for 500 yards of total offense that averages 44 points a game. Now if you haven’t kept up with the Gators a big part of that explosiveness has been anchored by Sr. gunslinger, Kyle Trask who I might have been looking like a strong Heisman candidate and Jr. TE and Mackey Award candidate Kyle Pitts. If you have caught those two connect man it is something!
#21 TEXAS A&M
Jimbo and his Ags are looking for a much-need win after a heck of loss down in Tuscaloosa in Week 5 to the tune of 52-24. The talent is there for Texas A&M especially on that offense that can open up a run and pass game if they can just get it going. Even with a loss veteran QB Kellen Mond fared well against a tough Alabama defense. Mond was able to complete 25 of 44 passes for 318 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Tide. The Aggies can have a strong passing offense and it could be the key to going head to head with a strong but not sharp Florida defense. On the defensive side of the ball, they gave up 435 yards to the Tide and struggled to put much need pressure on Bama QB Mac Jones. The Ags are going to need to make big stops and big plays against this firey Gator offense before it gets to chomping.
Explosive from the Jump
Texas A&M may not be as good on paper but make no doubt this is a physical team that will beat you in the trenches. The Gators need not get stuck in the trenches with the Aggies because then they might be in for a rude awakening. The Gators need to be explosive and control this ball game on both sides of the ball. They need to continue to keep that offense stout and make sure they keep there pass and run blocking on point.
#21 TEXAS A&M
Keep the Physciallity
The Aggies are tough and can win the game in the trenches especially with a QB that is quick on his legs. If they can push that hard on the Florida Defense they can keep this close at home.
The Aggies defensive line is one of the more physical lines they Gators are facing and need to keep that pressure on Trask early. That secondary needs to get in check. We haven’t really seen if they can be a game-changer but today’s the day to make it happen. If they can contain Trask and make it difficult for him to connect with his got to target Pitss then more opportunity for the Aggie O to work its magic.
Like I said the Gators look stronger on paper but both these ball clubs are more alike than we think. The Gators play better on offense but this will be the first test to see if they really are as strong as they seem. Both these teams are not strong defensively but the Aggies have put on a better show on the field. The Aggies are coming off a tough loss in Bama and looking to avenge and get back on task. It will be close and Florida will come out blazing and keep an edge but I think Jimbo and the Aggies get physical enough at winning it in the trenches of Kyle Field. I take the Aggies upsetting the Gators 38-31