At the beginning of the season, who would’ve thought this game would have any implications on the SEC West? I know I sure didn’t. Both teams will go into this weekend undefeated. Texas A&M has climbed all the way up to #10 in the polls while Arkansas sits comfortably at #17. Arkansas struggled mightily with Louisiana Tech early in the year. They only ended up beating them by one. However, they beat a highly touted TCU team the following week to really boost their rankings. Texas A&M had a nice win against a ranked UCLA in the first week of the season and haven’t looked back since. Transfer quarterback Trevor Knight has proven to be a nice fit within Kevin Sumlin’s system. Now that defensive coordinator John Chavis is getting his schemes implemented, Texas A&M defense looks completely different.
I would be lying if I said that A&M wasn’t the favorite in this one, but Arkansas is always a wild card. They’re rarely in the picture at the end of the season, but they always spoil someone else’s season as well. With that said, this Arkansas team looks poised to make a run this year. They’re tired of being a middle of the road SEC team, so look for them to come out firing on Saturday.