Two weeks ago, the Texas A&M Aggies were in the Top 4 of the College Football Playoff rankings. Now they’re barely hanging on to a spot.
In the third installment of the College Football Playoff rankings, Texas A&M came in at No. 25. That rankings is due in part to back-to-back losses against Mississippi State and Ole Miss. The Aggies were ranked No. 8 last week, one spot ahead of SEC counterpart Auburn, who also lost last week.
Alabama remained on top of the rankings for the third consecutive week. The Crimson Tide pummeled Mississippi State 51-3 this past weekend.
The Aggies step out of conference this week as they will take on University of Texas San Antonio. This will give quarterback Jake Hubenak a chance for more reps before taking on LSU on Thanksgiving night. The Tigers, who beat Arkansas last week also join the Aggies in the rankings. LSU takes on Florida at home this week.
Hubenak took over for Trevor Knight after Knight sustained a shoulder injury against Mississippi State. Knight will be out for the remainder of the regular season.
Against Ole Miss, Hubenak completed 16 of his 27 pass attempts for 216 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. The Aggies built a 21-6 lead but surrendered 22 fourth quarter points to Ole Miss and freshman quarterback Shea Patterson and lost 29-28 at home.
One positive for the Aggies is that they will not leave Kyle Field for the rest of the season as both UTSA and LSU travel to College Station. The Aggies boast a 4-1 record at home this season, with the lone loss coming to the Rebels. The Aggies will also have the services of standout defensive end Myles Garrett. Defensive coordinator John Chavis confirmed today that Garrett will play on Saturday.
Kickoff for the Texas A&M and UTSA is set for noon ET on Saturday. ESPNU will broadcast the game.