Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. Texas A&M Aggies Preview and Prediction

Kellen Mond

Texas A&M went on a 31-0 run in the second half that got the Aggies a 45-21 victory. There has been division within the Aggie fanbase for a while now over head coach Kevin Sumlin and his job.

Texas A&M update: Freshman quarterback Kellen Mond is expected to play all four quarters considering his backup, senior Jake Hubenak, apparently is dinged up (coach Kevin Sumlin typically won't discuss injuries) and the Aggies might need Hubenak next week against Arkansas. A&M is ramming the pigskin down the opposition's throat in the run game, putting up 289 rushing yards per game on average, which includes 382 yards against UCLA.

Sumlin does have plenty of upside to work with offensively, as wide receiver Christian Kirk will likely be a first round pick in the National Football League draft and running back Trayveon Williams is averaging almost eight yards per carry in the early going.

This can help build momentum for the Aggies as they enter SEC play next week.

Linebacker play is also showing improvement. After two weeks, the defense is among the worst in the nation statistically, allowing 446 yards per game.

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According to USA Today, Chavis was the highest paid assistant in the country last season, when the Aggies finished sixth in the SEC in defensive yards per play (5.55).

Davis is good because he's got a pair of great receivers in Ryheem Malone (12 catches, 156 yards) and Keenan Barnes (9-172). Texas A&M survived a scare, winning 24-14. A&M is now allowing 6.37 yards per play, the most in the SEC. Jumping out to an early lead while continuing to light up the scoreboard could do wonders for the mindset of this team, not to mention the fan base.

A quick reminder to Texas A&M players: Cameras follow you on the way to the locker room at halftime. Liucci reported that A&M doesn't want to burn Blumrick's redshirt and would like to get by Saturday with redshirt freshman walkon Colton Taylor as the backup. But it certainly looks like the sections on both sides are full of A&M fans, not Ragin' Cajuns' fans, and it definitely looks like he's taking pains to flip them off.

- Written by Ryan Wright, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and an established media professional with more than two decades' worth of experience and is a member of the FWAA.

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