How will Texas A&M’s win over Alabama on Saturday propel the Aggies through the remaining 6 regular season games on their schedule?

A 2-game losing streak to Arkansas and Mississippi State derailed any hopes Jimbo Fisher’s team had of making the College Football Playoff this year, but a defeat of the heavily-favored Crimson Tide can provide the momentum they need to finish out the 2nd half of the season on a high note.

For Greg McElroy, the big question is why Texas A&M hadn’t lived up to its full potential up until that point. Sure, it was picked to finish 2nd in the SEC West, which is still possible. Prior to the season, though, losses to the Razorbacks and Bulldogs, followed by a win over the Tide, wasn’t exactly what college football fans were expecting.

“The A&M team that played on Saturday was the team we expected to see all year long. What took so long for them to come out? That I can’t entirely explain,” McElroy said on the “Paul Finebaum Show” on Monday.

The Aggies will be a huge favorite on the road against a Missouri team that has appeared to take a step back in Eli Drinkwitz’s 2nd season at the helm. Kickoff is at noon ET on the SEC Network.