South Carolina Football First Look: Texas A&M

South Carolina First-look Texas A&M

South Carolina football meets Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station. Here is your first look at the Texas A&M Aggies.

Texas A&M Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Kent State W 41-10 Home
09/11 Colorado W 10-7 Neutral
09/18 New Mexico W 34-0 Home
09/25 Arkansas L 10-20 Neutral
10/02 Miss State L 22-26 Home
10/09 Alabama W 41-38 Home
10/16 Missouri W 35-14 Away
10/23 S Carolina 7:30 pm Home
11/06 Auburn 1:00 pm Home
11/13 Mississippi 12:00 pm Away
11/20 Prairie View A&M 12:00 pm Home
11/27 LSU 12:00 pm Away

Key Stats

Stat (per game) South Carolina Texas A&M
Points 21.9 27.6
Points Allowed 21.7 16.4
Total YDS 349.6 384.4
Pass YDS 224.4 211.0
Rush YDS 125.1 173.4
Total YDS Allowed 327.4 349.9
Pass YDS Allowed 176.1 212.1

Texas A&M Injuries and Suspensions

 
[WR] 08/20/2021 – Hezekiah Jones is out indefinitely (Shoulder)
(!)[QB] 09/13/2021 – Haynes King is out indefinitely (Tibia)
[OL] 10/07/2021 – Luke Matthews is out indefinitely (Shoulder)
[DB] 10/06/2021 – Brian George is out for season (Undisclosed)
[DB] 10/06/2021 – Myles Jones is out for season (Foot)
[S] 10/16/2021 – Brian Williams is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/16/2021 – Caleb Chapman is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Undisclosed)
[OL] 10/16/2021 – Aki Ogunbiyi is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Undisclosed)
[S] 10/16/2021 – Keldrick Carper is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Undisclosed)

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for South Carolina

South Carolina is catching Texas A&M at a bad time. A time when the Aggies are surging. Their former backup quarterback, Zach Calzada, who is now the starter seems to be rapidly improving. The most recent team to lose in College Station was Alabama. In that game, Calzada completed 21 of 31 passes for 285 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. If the Gamecocks can get better pressure on Calzada than what Alabama was able to do, they might have a shot at upending the Aggies. Another area of emphasis should be in the takeaway department. South Carolina is first in the SEC and fifth nationally in interceptions made with 10. If the Gamecocks could exploit this against A&M it might very well swing the game in their favor.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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