Texas Bowl prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen between Texas A&M and Kansas State.
I really like Bill Snyder and wish he got close again to bringing a national title to tiny Manhattan, Kansas, like he did in 1998, when Texas A&M ruined the Wildcats’ shot with an upset win in the Big 12 title game. The matchup of former conference rivals will go much the same as that game, as the Aggies win with or without Trevor Knight.
This should be an easy win for the Aggies. Christian Kirk is a real threat on the outside, and no one on Kansas State’s roster can cover him. Plus, Trayveon Williams will get his fair share of carries and will do a lot with it. I’m picking the Aggies by double digits.
The Wildcats finished the regular season on a three-game winning streak, so Bill Snyder’s squad will be confident going into this tilt against an Aggies team that was No. 4 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings. A&M lost three of its last four games, but Kevin Sumlin is 3-1 in bowl games. Aggies QB Trevor Knight, despite a couple of turnovers, will make some big plays both through the air and with his feet, while John Chavis’ defense will clamp down on the Wildcats’ offensive attack. TAMU, with questions about its motivation, cruises to a win in a big second half.
Gee, I wonder who will have home-field advantage in this game? Trevor Knight will be under center for the Aggies, and will consistently find Christian Kirk and Josh Reynolds for big gains while Trayveon Williams moves the ball on the ground. Aggies roll in this one.