They didn’t look good offensively, but Jimbo Fisher’s determination to make the game look closer than it really was with a last-second touchdown allowed the Texas A&M Aggies to say they only lost by two possessions to the defending national champions on the road. But the fact of the matter is it wasn’t that impressive.
After all, the Clemson Tigers had a 24-3 lead until then, and they haven’t looked great on offense for two straight weeks, at least throwing the ball. So Texas A&M is still at No. 6 in our SEC Power Rankings, which is right where they belong until they prove something more. They are a tier above the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Kentucky Wildcats for now, though.
Kellen Mond and Jashaun Corbin still make up an elite backfield, and we know Fisher can coach, so this team hasn’t lost anything by losing to Clemson on the road. They still have a lot to play for and could prove they are among the elite.
That proof won’t come this weekend, though, as they host Lamar. But it could come in two weeks, as they have to face the Auburn Tigers in a game that could decide who remains in the title race. Still, that game is surrounded by Lamar and the Arkansas Razorbacks. So if they beat Auburn, they’ll be 4-1 ahead of another major showdown with the Alabama Crimson Tide.