The win over Florida helped put Texas A&M in the conversation of improved teams, even though the season already includes a loss to Alabama. And then when the Aggies backed it up with a win over Mississippi State, momentum began to build.

Coach Jimbo Fisher said on the SEC coaches media teleconference that the loss to Alabama wasn’t a case of missing a lot of players, but more so during key moments in the game.

“There were plays to be made, we just didn’t make them… didn’t finish drives, had tons of opportunities (vs. Alabama),” he said. “We play hard, just got to play better in critical moments. We have to keep improving.”

Fisher also explained how he would manage the team’s health down the stretch.

“You have to and develop young players, that’s critical and we have to take care of our bodies because of the physicality of this league,” he said.

The Aggies are off this week, but return to action against Arkansas.

“You have to adjust and go… I have a concern that we need a break sometimes when we have momentum… I think it came at a good time for us, we have a lot to improve on,” he said. “How hard they play, the consistency they play with… Feleipe (Franks) doing a good job, Sam (Pittman) always has a great offensive line… playing as a team with great energy and confidence.”