2. The turning point — three away games in four weeks in October
There is no question that the two most important games of the 2020 season for the Texas A&M Aggies are the very last two games of the season, against the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers. But before they can reach that gauntlet, the Aggies have to prove that they can withstand the rest of their schedule.
To kick off the month of October, the Aggies go on the road to battle the Mississippi State Bulldogs, a team with a new head coach in Mike Leach, and one of the toughest places to play in the SEC because of cowbells. Following what should be a beatdown on Fresno State at home, the Aggies are back on the road, taking on the Auburn Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks in back-to-back weeks.
The Auburn Tigers have the best chance to beat out LSU and Alabama in the SEC West and will be the Aggies’ first real test of the season. If everything plays out the way it should, the Aggies should be undefeated entering their match up with the Tigers. And with Auburn playing Georgia the week before, Texas A&M could steal this one.
As for South Carolina, it is more of a post-trap game. The Aggies could still be on their high of beating Auburn or still hungover from a disappointing loss, so they might find some trouble with the Gamecocks, who will be looking to spoil whatever the Aggies have going for them. The Aggies should go at least 2-1 in these games but need to avoid any slip up if they want their final two games to matter.