Texas A&M entered their last game before the bye with a chance to become bowl-eligle, and they did so in dominating fashion in a 44-14 dismantling of the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday night at Kyle Field. There really wasn’t an aspect of the game that A&M didn’t dominate, racking up more than 400 yards of offense while the defense held the Gamecocks to 15 total yards (15!) through three quarters before putting in the backups (who allowed SC’s only points on the night).
A&M now has an off week to rest up and start preparing for a major test in the form of the Auburn Tigers. While the Aggies will likely be ranked higher and favored, keep in mind that they have yet to beat Auburn at Kyle Field since joining the SEC, losing in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Winning that game on Nov. 6 would bolster A&M’s hopes for getting back into the top 10/New Year’s Six Bowl hunt, while also exercising a lot of demons of Auburn games past.