A bold statement from Saturday Down South writer Connor“O’Gara: If you don’t believe in Bobby Petrino’s A&M offense now, you will after this weekend in Miami.” It has been a busy week with a lot of analysis and projections between the Miami Hurricanes and Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday.
O’Gara wrote “Anyone who wants to hop aboard the Bobby Petrino-A&M offensive bandwagon is more than welcome to do so now. Alternatively, skeptics can join after this weekend when the Aggies go into Miami and put on an offensive clinic.” Texas A&M had 411 yards of offense in a 52-10 win over New Mexico last week.
David Lake of Inside the U observed that “Spread offenses gave TAMU issues in 2022 as the Aggies look to make significant improvements against the run .” Texas A&M was awful versus the run in 2022 allowing 209.0 yards per game which was 123rd nationally. Miami ran for 250 yards versus Miami (Ohio).
Canes County Publisher Marcus Benjamin summarized the comments from quarterback Tyler Van Dyke who said on Wednesday that “Miami focused on winning, not revenge against Texas A&M.” With 41 new players on the Miami roster, nearly half the Hurricanes did not play last season at Texas A&M.
Alex Donno of the Locked on Canes Podcast who hosts the Miami football postgame show asked on All Hurricanes “Can The Miami Hurricanes Attack Texas A&M’s Rushing Defense? Biggest Question Mark? As stated above by Lake the Texas A&M run defense was their biggest defensive weakness in 2022.
Jesse Simonton asked “Who wins: Texas A&M’s DL vs. Miami’s OL” The questions from Simonton were part of a bigger article about “The SEC got punched in the mouth in Week 1, can the league bounce back in Week 2? Simonton closed by asking “Can their hoard of blue-chip DL start to live up to their recruiting rankings?