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Texas A&M Could Be A Threat In The SEC in 2021

Iain MacMillan
Jun 8, 2021, 3:06 PM EDT
Jimbo Fisher led Texas A&M to a 9-1 record in 2020.
Jimbo Fisher led Texas A&M to a 9-1 record in 2020. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Texas A&M Aggies are coming off a strong 2020 campaign, where they finished with a 9-1 record including an Orange Bowl victory in the shortened season. They were also ranked No. 4 in the final AP poll of the season.

Texas A&M fans should expect similar success in 2021, as WynnBET has its win total set at 9.5. With a return to a full 12-game schedule, a 10-2 regular season certainly isn’t out of the question, which would be an accomplishment in the ultra competitive SEC.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher has proven to be a great hire for the Aggies, as he’s taken a perennial .500 team to a certified force within the conference.

Nine starters will return for the Aggies, but they’ll have to try to replace their star QB Kellen Mond, who was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in this year’s NFL Draft. The battle for who will be behind center is expected to be between redshirt freshman Haynes King and sophomore Zach Calzada.

Texas A&M will lean on its two electric running backs this season, Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane. Spiller rushed for over 1,000 yards in last year’s shortened season, and Achane was named the Orange Bowl’s MVP.

The Aggies entire receiving corps from 2020 will also return this season.

Texas A&M’s defense was its strength last year, as they ranked 9th in the country in opponent yards per game, allowing an average of 317.3. Defensive end Micheal Clemons will be a force for the team as he recorded four sacks in five games last season before suffering a season ending ankle injury.

It’s hard to imagine any team stealing the SEC crown from Alabama this year, but if any team can do it, it might just be the Aggies. Texas A&M is third on the odds list at WynnBET to win the conference behind Alabama (-112) and Georgia (+300).