Despite the fact that the Texas A&M Aggies have been in the SEC since 2012, Saturday’s matchup between the Aggies and the Georgia Bulldogs will be the first since the Ags joined the conference. Last time these two teams met, A&M was still part of the Big 12, and it came in the 2009 Independence Bow. They haven’t met in a regular season game since, amazingly, 1980. And if you think that they’ll play each other soon? The SEC’s nonsensical scheduling will have them playing next in... ... ... 2024.
Despite that, Saturday’s matchup will proceed and it could be a fun one. Well, I mean I suppose it could. Georgia has the SEC East Division in hand already. They beat the Auburn Tigers a week ago to clinch their third consecutive division title, so we know that they’re heading to Atlanta in December.
We know the Texas A&M Aggies likely won’t be, and we don’t really know what they’re going to be doing. They are third in the SEC East right now with their 4-2 conference record, and 7-3 on the season. They’ll be bowling. It’s just a matter of... you know, where. And the fact that they play UGA this week and the LSU Tigers next week does not give much credence to the thought that they’ll play in an attractive bowl game.
The Aggies will have to muster up some kind of effort in order for that to happen. It will all start with Kellen Mond and the TAMU offense. They’ll have their hands full against a stingy, stifling Bulldogs defense that only seems to be getting better by the week. They may even be better than the 2017 unit, which helped bring them an SEC Championship and a berth in the College Football Playoff Championship Game.
Time will tell to see how things shake out here. But... I’d probably expect a Georgia victory here.
HOW TO WATCH
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
Spread: Georgia -13
Moneyline: Georgia -550 | Texas A&M +400