It has become abundantly clear over the years that some college football conferences are better and more successful than others. The Power 5 Conferences are above the rest, while the debate rages as to which of those conferences are the strongest. Given past results, it’s hard to argue against the SEC being at the top of the totem pole, and while that is good for the teams in the conference, it is also tough for those who are not at the elite level of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and maybe one or two more. It is especially tough on the teams in the West Division who are constantly looking up at Alabama. Texas A&M are one of those teams, but they feel as though they are on the brink of something special. Is that the case? Let’s take a quick look at the 2021 Aggies for you to properly plan your bets against their NCAAF odds.
2021 College Football Betting | Texas A&M Aggies Preview for the Upcoming Season
The Aggies in 2020
In his 3 full seasons as head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies, Jimbo Fisher has led his team to a pair of 9-win seasons, as well as an 8-win season. He would almost certainly have surpassed that number last year had the Aggies played a full slate of games, as the trio of games that ended up getting postponed were very much winnable. In the end, the Aggies went 8-1 in the regular season, with the lone loss coming to Alabama in Week 2.
Texas A&M went on to make it 9 wins on the season with a blowout win over North Carolina in the Orange Bowl. With that victory, they closed out the season with 8 straight wins, many of which were of the blowout variety. The loss to Alabama was a lopsided affair and showed that they still have some work to do before taking the next step. Might that happen in 2021?
The Aggies Odds and Outlook for 2021
This season is going to be a real test for the Aggies, as they have some very talented players to replace. QB Kellen Mond, who had a stellar 4-year college career is gone, as is a large chunk of the offensive line. The good news is that star running back Isaiah Spiller is back for another season, which should take some pressure of whichever QB gets the starting job.
On the bright side of things, Jimbo Fisher has assembled an absolutely outstanding defense, which is perhaps surprising to some given that he is viewed as an offensive guru. The feeling is that the Aggies defensive unit might well take another step forward this season, which they might need to given all the holes that need to be filled on the offensive side of the football. The bookies seem inclined to believe that the Aggies will have another stellar year, as their 2021 win total is currently set at 9 ½.
I think we can expect this team to be very competitive again this season, but can they run down the Crimson Tide and take a run at the West Division and an SEC Championship Game? Getting out of the SEC is going to be tough, as both Alabama and Georgia look strong. Still, the Aggies are certainly with a look and are at nice odds of +1200 to win the conference.