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Texas A&M Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2022

Devon Achane, Texas A&M Aggies Football

Devon Achane and the Aggies look to challenge Alabama for supremacy in the SEC West while making a case for a College Football Playoff spot.

Texas A&M couldn't build off the momentum of the 2020 season to get off to a hot start in '21, although injuries didn't help the cause either. But going into 2022, the exp[ectactions are once again on the rise in College Station, and deservingly so. But is this a Texas A&M team that will be worthy of College Football Playoff hype and SEC contender status, or will there be a few bumps and bruises along the way?

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Jimbo Fisher has quickly built something with Texas A&M and the future continues to look optimistic with a terrific recruiting class in 2022 and another expected in 2023. As for this fall though, the Aggies still have the look of a top-10 program ready to take the next step as long as it stays healthy. And things are set for plenty of hype to be established early on.

Here is a look at Texas A&M's schedule for the 2022 season and how the experts at Athlon Sports are predicting each game will end.

Texas A&M Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2022

Steven LassanMark RossKevin McGuire

Sam Houston

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Appalachian State

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Miami

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

vs. Arkansas (Arlington, Texas)

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

at Mississippi State

Mississippi State

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

at Alabama

Alabama

Alabama

Alabama

at South Carolina

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Ole Miss

Texas A&M

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Florida

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

at Auburn

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

UMass

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

LSU

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

LSU

Final Record

10-2

10-2

9-3

Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven)
The Aggies have a couple of tricky matchups – at South Carolina, at Auburn and at Mississippi State – to go with the big games versus Arkansas (Arlington), Alabama (road), and LSU (home) this year. An 11-1 finish isn’t out of the question for coach Jimbo Fisher’s team, but getting to double-digit wins again will require a quick reload from a talented (but youthful) defensive line and better play out of the quarterback position. Haynes King flashed potential in his first start against Kent State last year but suffered a season-ending injury versus Colorado in Week 2. LSU transfer Max Johnson is battling King for the starting quarterback spot and how effective King or Johnson is under center is likely to determine how high this team climbs in the SEC West. Although the defensive front is experiencing some turnover and has a new coordinator (DJ Durkin), a major drop-off (15.9 points a game allowed in ’21) is unlikely.

Assuming the defense picks up where it left off, the Aggies have the offensive line, ground game and receivers to make significant strides on offense – provided King or Johnson is able to deliver steady play under center. The path to the SEC West title runs through Tuscaloosa, but if everything clicks, Texas A&M can get to 11-1 and play its way into the CFB Playoff conversation.

Mark Ross (@AthlonMarkR)
This is what Jimbo Fisher has been building towards, making Texas A&M a legitimate threat to win the SEC each year. So does the work on the recruiting trail, in the meeting rooms, weight room, and practice field pay off in a big way in 2022? We'll find out on Oct. 8 when the Aggies head to Tuscaloosa to face an Alabama team with its own championship aspirations and payback on its mind. Life in the SEC is always treacherous and A&M also has Miami on the non-conference slate but the Aggies should be able to hang around in the playoff conversation, even with a loss to the Crimson Tide. There are several other tricky tests awaiting after the Alabama game but if these Aggies are as good as advertised, or should I say as good as they think they are, then Fisher and company may give the selection committee plenty to think about at the end of the regular season.

Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB)
Texas A&M is set up perfectly for a big start to the season and should make their road trip to Tuscaloosa without a blemish. The back-to-back games against Miami and Arkansas should go their way, and I think they narrowly escape an upset at Mississippi State. But that road trip to Alabama is not going to be kind as Nick Saban has quite the revenge game situation working for him against Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies. After last season's victory by A&M, expect a dramatically different result this season in favor of Alabama. I think the Aggies also get caught up in a bad spot against Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss in late October and come up short against an improved LSU squad at the end of the season.

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