Here are some quick thoughts from Texas A&M’s 59-0 loss at Alabama.

What it means: I figured the Aggies had no chance against Top 15 teams this season. But I thought they may be a fringe Top 25 team, capable of knocking off everyone on the schedule outside of the Mississippi and Alabama schools. Now I’m not so sure. The offensive line supposedly has three NFL players at left tackle, right tackle and center. The defense made Alabama’s skill players look like all-time greats, whiffing on what must have been a record number of tackles. Kenny Hill and the receivers crossed signals even when he had time to throw. This team looks worse than even a realist suspected.

Still, the season comes down to two games: Missouri and LSU at home to end the year. If A&M wins both of those, it can finish 8-4, perhaps even in the Top 25. That’s about what we thought before the season. But if I’m defensive coordinator Mark Snyder, I’m avoiding Kevin Sumlin at the office for the rest of the year and then hoping he forgets to fire me.

What I liked: The team didn’t turn the ball over until the third quarter, though that was more luck than skill. Drew Kaser made a couple of nice punts. There’s literally nothing to say here.

What I didn’t like: Texas A&M missed three and four tackles on a handful of first-half runs. They turned into nice highlights for Alabama, but against good defenses

Who’s the man: That cadet that stepped in front of an SMU player to protect the mascot last month. He’s still the man, right? Or maybe the 12th Man. I’m sure there were at least a handful of fans with A&M gear in Bryant-Denny Stadium when the clock ran out?

Key play: Deshazor Everett stepped in front of a goal-line pass from Blake Sims on the game’s first drive and would’ve had a touchdown assuming he didn’t trip over an invisible wire à la Eric Decker. Instead, he dropped the potential interception, Alabama kicked a field goal and the Tide cruised to a 59-point lead.

What’s next: Texas A&M (5-3, 2-3) gets an off week to nurture its wounds after dropping three consecutive games to Top 10 teams. Then the Aggies play Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 1.