This marks the second straight week that A&M comes into the game as the favored team—last week they were three-point favorites against then-15th ranked Arizona State. Of course Texas A&M (1-0) won decisively, 38-17 in Houston. The Aggies will ride that euphoric feeling back home, where they take on Ball State in their newly renovated Kyle Field.
Considering how well the now No. 16 Aggies played against their previous opponents and being at home, one can see Texas A&M being heavily favored. How does a 30-point favorite sound though? They aren’t the team most heavily favored this weekend—that distinction goes to USC who faces Idaho—but that doesn’t it’s time to relax. Remember that feeling of euphoria? That’s a perfect way let the hangover of a big win linger and walk away empty-handed. Sumlin and Co. must get his younger players to realize that this week or the game could be closer than it should.