Texas A&M has a chance for a huge early-season upset when it hosts Clemson on Saturday.
But it certainly isn’t going to be easy. The Tigers are the No. 2-ranked team in the country and continually one of the top programs in the nation.
However, one ESPN analyst believes he knows how the Aggies can do it.
ESPN college football analyst Trevor Matich stated that Texas A&M has the best chance to pull off an upset out of the schools that are hosting top 25 teams this week.
“They can’t match Clemson’s talent, but they have 1-on-1 matchups where they can win,” Matich said on SportsCenter, according to 247sports. “No one knows better about how to scheme those kinds of matchups than their coach, Jimbo Fisher. …
“Jimbo Fisher has got a bunch of tall, powerful wide receivers that can get up in the air. [Kellen] Mond at quarterback has done a good job at hitting them in these spots since he’s been the starter. It’s not just the wide receivers. It’s the tight ends as well. Jace Sternberger at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds against linebackers is a matchup advantage 1-on-1 for Texas A&M. Now 11-on-11, Clemson would house them. But 1-on-1, the Aggies have guys like this that can do what Jimbo Fisher did [at Florida State]. That is their hope to win. Get those matchups.”
Texas A&M is coming off a win its season opener, a 59-7 victory over Northwestern State. The Aggies will play at Kyle Field for the second week in a row, but this matchup will be much more difficult.
Texas A&M and Clemson are set to kick off at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday.