The No.15 Texas A&M will be hoping to cap a second straight nine-game season as the Aggies travel to Death Valley to face LSU on Saturday night. In their last game against the SEC, the Aggies lost 29-19 to No.15 Ole Miss as the Rebels knocked out quarterback Zach Calzada twice and posted over 500 yards of attack on the Texas A&M defense.
LSU lost three consecutive SEC games and only beat ULM 27-14 in what was supposed to be a cupcake outing. However, five of the Tigers’ six losses were suffered by ranked teams at the time of the game. Quarterback Max Johnson threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns in the ULM win, but the Tigers averaged just 2.4 yards per rushing.
Texas A&M has only beaten LSU twice in its nine games against the Tigers since joining the SEC, but both have come since Jimbo Fisher took over the program in 2018. The Aggies haven’t beaten LSU in Baton Rouge since 1994 when Texas A&M was in the Southwest. Conference. The last time these two teams played at LSU, Joe Burrow had three touchdowns and 352 yards in a 50-7 decimation en route to the 2019 national title.
Texas A&M vs. LSU: what you need to know
Coach O’s final: The man who led this team from the 2019 Tigers to the national title, Ed Orgeron, coaches his final game at LSU against Texas A&M after the university announced that Orgeron would not return after six seasons with the program. Orgeron starts his last game with a 50-20 record as a head coach, including the 15-0 national title season in 2019. However, LSU has fallen to 10-11 in the past two seasons. If Texas A&M wins, LSU will finish below .500 for the first time since 1999. Whichever coach takes over, there’s a long way to go to return to a cohesive national rivalry.
Inconsistent year: Texas A&M came in 6th in the Top 25 AP in 2021 and considered a favorite to challenge Alabama for the SEC West crown. The Aggies beat the no of the time. 1 Crimson Tide for the first time since 2012, but crushing losses to Arkansas, Mississippi State and Ole Miss came back to haunt them as Texas A&M fell to No. 4 in SEC West despite the success. Beating LSU would give the Aggies a chance to win 10 games for just the third time since the Southwest Conference closed, but expectations for Texas A&M were higher.
Dynamic duo: While the Texas A&M passing game remains inconsistent at best, the Aggies’ running backs have helped keep the season on track. Bruiser Isaiah Spiller and speedster Devon Achane combine for 1,845 rushing yards and 15 TDs behind a young offensive line. The Tigers are giving up nearly 145 rushing yards per game, so expect Jimbo Fisher to turn early and often to the teeth of the LSU defense.
How to watch Texas A&M vs. LSU live
Dated: Saturday 27 November | Time: 7 p.m. ET
Site: Tiger Stadium – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
TV: ESPN | Direct: fuboTV (Try for free)
Texas A&M vs. LSU Prediction, Pick
Featured Game | LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Both of these teams were disappointing compared to expectations, but LSU played very poor football against some quality competition. The only ranked win of the season came against collapsing Florida. Texas A&M can limit LSU’s racing game and make it one-dimensional enough to emerge victorious. Prediction: Texas A&M (-6.5)
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