Former Texas A&M QB Trevor Knight explains the mindset Aggies need to have against Alabama
Texas A&M has already played No. 2 Clemson this season. Now, the Aggies have another huge challenge coming up.
On Saturday, No. 1 Alabama will come to Texas A&M to play the No. 24 Aggies in a matchup of two strong SEC teams. However, the series has been one-sided in recent years as the Crimson Tide have won six straight meetings between the two schools.
The last time Texas A&M beat Alabama was in 2012, the Aggies’ first year in the SEC.
Former Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight may have lost to Alabama during his only year with the Aggies in 2016, but he still had some helpful advice for this year’s Texas A&M team while speaking with Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com this week.
“If you’re not excited as a competitor that’s playing at a school that has not won national championships in recent history, you better get excited to play the team that’s been there and knock them off and propel yourself to the rest of the season,” Knight told Liucci. “That’s the way I look at it. That was my approach when I was playing, it was, ‘Hey, for the lack of a better term, screw these guys. We’ve put in the work like they have, we’ve got talent like they have, why not us? Why not us this year?'”
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) October 10, 2019
Not only has it been seven years since Texas A&M beat Alabama, but the Aggies own only two all-time victories in 11 meetings between the two teams. The only other Texas A&M victory came in 1968.
But this year’s Aggies team has already been tested, as they lost to Clemson 24-10 on Sept. 7. They also played a close game against No. 12 Auburn on Sept. 21, which they lost 28-20.
Texas A&M and Alabama are set to kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.