So you’re saying there’s a chance?
In the preseason, Saturday’s trip to Texas A&M felt like the least winnable game on South Carolina’s schedule. A month ago, it didn’t look much more promising.
Suddenly, the Gamecocks have a little hope headed to Kyle Field.
This still will be a steep hill for South Carolina to climb. The Aggies offense looks like a nightmare matchup for the Gamecocks, who are giving up 6.8 yards per pass attempt (11th in the SEC) and who got blitzed by this same offense last season.
The earliest lines released for the game still have the Aggies as 16-point favorites, but I expect that line to inch down a little bit as the week progresses. Texas A&M has one offensive touchdown in the last 10 quarters, and there are questions around the program about backup freshman quarterback Kyler Murray, who did not play against Ole Miss.
Last season, the Aggies started the season 5-0 only to lose five of seven to close the regular season. This season, the Aggies started the season 5-0 and have lost two straight since. There has to be a feeling of, “Oh no, here we go again” cropping up in College Station, which may give South Carolina a chance this weekend.