The Aggies have a far stronger offense than the one that showed up against Vanderbilt. It was just off. However, most teams haven’t been quite right to start the 2020 season. A&M needs to control the clock it didn’t do that against the Commodores in the 17-12 win. It can’t turn the ball over three times like it did last week. The first game penalties and misfires have to be cleaned up, and the timing of the entire attack has to be a whole lot sharper.
Mac Jones was fantastic against the Tigers hitting 18-of-24 passes for 249 yards and two scores Najee Harris was excellent with 98 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Even with all of the positives there’s still something to shoot for. The offense line was okay, but it’s going to need to be better. Expect an even stronger all-around game from the Tide front five.
The game was over, but Missouri’s Shawn Robinson stepped in and hit 19-of-25 passes against the Tide secondary. Mond doesn’t have to go KJ Costello and bomb away. But he’s a good enough veteran to settle in and keep things moving just enough to make the game a battle. A fired up A&M team will be far, far stronger than it was last week. But the Alabama running game will take over in the second half. Jones will be strong enough to keep the Tide offense moving when it has to.