It’s easy to look at Texas A&M’s current status - 6-3, unranked and fourth in the SEC West - and assume that any hopes for a championship season are lost. And if you have eyes and live in reality, that’s pretty much true. The list of things the Aggies would need to make a trip to Atlanta this season go far far beyond improbable. But this is the bye week, and in the bye week, there are no rules. Specifically, no rules about how far I’ll go for content.
The point is, no matter how small the chances are, this thing isn’t over just yet. And according to this guy in the annoying Coke commercial, we should keep on hoping. So with that in mind, let’s do a week-by-weak breakdown of who Aggies should be rooting for in the remaining games in order to complete Texas A&M’s miracle run to the SEC Championship game. Obviously this scenario includes A&M winning out their final three games of South Carolina, at Georgia and at LSU (why are you laughing?), so those games are omitted from this list.
Now let’s do this.
#2 LSU at #3 Alabama: Root for LSU
Yes, both of these teams are currently undefeated. But with LSU still on A&M’s schedule, the Aggies still have a shot at holding the tiebreaker over the Tigers. That’s not the case with Alabama after A&M’s 47-28 defeat at Kyle Field. So with Alabama needing to lose their final three SEC games (just go with me on this one), LSU has to be the pick here.
#6 Georgia at #11 Auburn: Root for Georgia
With Auburn currently level with A&M in the loss column, the Aggies need the Tigers to lose one more in order to
#3 Alabama at Mississippi St.: Root for Mississippi St.
If you haven’t clicked away by now then I assumed you’ve embraced the absurdity and are fine with this being a legitimate thing I am typing.
#2 LSU at Ole Miss: Root for Ole Miss
Look they have to lose to either Ole Miss or Arkansas so at least this wasn’t the MOST unrealistic option.
#3 Alabama at #11 Auburn
To close out the season we at least somewhat return to sanity, needing Auburn to win the Iron Bowl at home. As much as any Bama loss is a tall task. Auburn is 3-3 against Nick Saban at Jordan Hare, so the odds could be far longer. And let’s be honest, if we actually got this far with A&M’s chances intact, we’ll already be assuming that this is meant to be.