Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee has, at the very least, been in the passenger seat of the Texas A&M bandwagon this season and as the Aggies (3-0) enter SEC play, he’s filling up the tank.
The Aggies vaunted defensive line has been as good as advertised, the pass defense has improved (currently 5th in the SEC) and the defense as a whole holds the best third down defense in the conference. Simply put, these aren’t your older brothers Aggies.
The offense has been just as, if not more reliable after week one produced questions of whether Kyle Allen was the quarterback A&M needed. Allen has since answered those questions as he’s tied for the lead in the SEC in touchdown passes (nine), has two rushing touchdowns and is third in the conference in passer rating. Allen’s targets of Christian Kirk, Ricky Seals-Jones and Josh Reynolds would make any quarterback envious. Not to mention Speedy Noil, a preseason All-American, who is returning to form after injury.
A&M’s concerted effort to run the ball has stood out as well, with Tra Carson carrying the load for a team short on runners.
In Sallee’s own words, sleeping on the Aggies isn’t the best course of action when looking for playoff contenders:
Through three games, is there a more complete team in the country?
You could make the argument Ole Miss is and Michigan State might be, but after those two, the list starts to get really short.
Don’t sleep on Texas A&M.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
[h/t Bleacher Report]