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AR Traveler: Top 5 Reasons Aggies Should be on Upset Alert

FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- Max Blanchard with the Arkansas Traveler is listing his top 5 reasons the Aggies should be on upset alert, and he makes some very good points.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- The Hogs could move to 4-1 on the season Saturday... at least according to one local sports writer. Max Blanchard with the Arkansas Traveler is listing his top 5 reasons the Aggies should be on upset alert, and he makes some very good points.
  1. The Aggies have the worst rushing defense in the Southeastern Conference. They give up an average of 218 yards per game while Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins are the top two leading rushers in the conference. Expect them to put up a lot of yards on the Aggies' defense.
  2. Texas A&M faces Ole Miss the week after they play Arkansas. Ole Miss is currently ranked in the Top 25 with big wins over Texas and Vanderbilt. A&M will already be looking ahead to this Top 25 matchup and overlook the Razorbacks.
  3. Our quarterback situation is going to improve no matter what. Best case situation, Brandon Allen recovers from his bruised shoulder injury. If he needs another week to return, AJ Derby will be more prepared after getting his first start out of the way against Rutgers.
  4. Texas A&M leads the conference in penalties. The Aggies have accumulated 43 penalties which is 12 more than Tennessee, who has the second most amount of penalties. In a close game, penalties can be the difference between a win and a loss.
  5. Home field advantage means more in a rivalry game. Next year, this game moves back to Cowboys Stadium and will stay there through 2024, so the crowd will be pumped up for what may be its only chance to see the Aggies in Fayetteville for a very long time.
To read Blanchard's complete article for the Arkansas Traveler, CLICK HERE.

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