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I say first team to 35 wins this one.
A&M was playing as well as anyone in the country at the end of the season. But these long delays have proven to take a toll on teams. As long as A&M comes in ready to play, I think they win. If they don't and screw around like UF and LSU, then OU. Close game, 41-35 Aggies.
This post was edited by Weedline on 1/4/2013 at 8:27 AM
I agree. The long break worries me as far as keeping our rhythm. That said if need be JFF is elusive enough to improvise a few plays to keep some drives alive early on until the offense gets back in sync.
OU's receivers do worry me if they can break a few deep early in the game.
I'm really looking forward to this one. Should be entertaining. I think A&M is the better team but I just have a feeling...supported by zero reasoning or actual information...that the long lay off and the Heisman hype/pressure will take its toll on Johnny Football and the Aggies and cool off what was the hottest team in the country at the end of the season. Hope I'm wrong though and I'll be pulling for A&M.
I have OU picked but don't feel so good about it
I think the Aggies got this one.
Depends on how well A&M is able to run the ball and pressure landry Jones.
Landry isnt great when he has to move around in the pocket and it will help A&M contain OU's pass game if they can keep Landry uncomfortable. Demontre Moore at DEnd will be playing his last game at A&M and will likely be a top 15 pick in the draft....need him to have a big game like he has all year.
I think both teams will put up points so IMO, the difference will be A&M's ability to run the ball. A&M is the top rushing team in the SEC and OU isnt a great rush defense. West Virginia runs basically the same offense as A&M does and they rushed for 400yds on OU. If A&M can run the ball like they have all season, I think it keeps some of the pressure off Manziel and lets him play loose and take what the defense gives him in the pass game.
I'll take A&M 42-38.
This post was edited by stir8ag on 1/4/2013 at 12:16 PM
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