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Inside Enemy Territory: Texas A&M

Taking a glimpse into the Aggie mind.

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Texas A&M Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to Inside Enemy Territory, where this week we’re taking a look at how those who pull for the Texas A&M Aggies are feeling about the upcoming “rivalry” matchup. As one of the more notorious dens of college football fans on the Internet, this particular forum probably needs no introduction, but I decided to mine good ol’ TexAgs for the content in this piece.

Let’s get to it.

I don’t know much about SC but the QB who got his first start Saturday against mizzou seemed very poised. Much better than Kentucky’s QB. I expect a close game. If we lose the turnover battle we lose the game.

Even opposing fans are weighing in on the Jake Bentley vs. Michael Scarnecchia debate, apparently.

I watched their game last week and it very much resembled a Big 12-2 game. I agree about us being more physical and more talented, but what worries me is our inability to turn yards into points and SC’s explosive ability in the passing game (possibly our biggest weakness).

It’s been a minute since I’ve heard anyone refer to South Carolina as “explosive,” so I’m going to chalk this one up as a compliment. Certainly, the opportunity for big plays in the passing game will be present against A&M; whether the Gamecocks can take advantage is another matter.

Yep with our Run Defense and Run Offense we a really bad matchup for them. They’re 13th in SEC run defense because Boom plays 2 high safeties to prevent big downfield plays(something we don’t do well anyway).

Yeah, uh, please don’t point out how bad this run defense is, thanks.

We need to quit losing the turnover battle.

That **** is going to bite us in the ass. We’re on borrowed time as far as that statistic is concerned.

Could the Gamecocks generate another turnover or two in this game and get back to their ballhawking ways? It would be rather helpful.

This game lines up very well for us.

Unless we have 4 turnovers, which we appear to be quite capable of doing, we aren’t losing to SC.

If I gambled, I’d take A&M and give the points. I think we cover easily.

Hard to fault the confidence when South Carolina has yet to beat A&M.

From a thread entitled “Will Muschamp is a well-spoken neanderthal,” which I have to admit made me chuckle:

He may have opposable thumbs and vestigialized plantaris musciles, but he’s no Jimbo.

We’re going to win by at least 2 touchdowns.

From a thread about Sandstorm, which was actually quite complimentary overall:

The Sandstorm entrance by the Cocks is one of the better pregames I have seen. It would be better if they had a good team.

Hey, thanks! Wait, shit.

I’m eating South Carolina BBQ just to get pissed off.

That’s just uncalled for.

In conclusion, the Aggies are thoroughly unconcerned about the game this weekend, which is tough to argue with given the largely disastrous performances the Gamecocks have put on against them. It’d sure be nice to flip that script.