What We Saw: LSU 54 A&M 39

The Ags dropped to 8-4 at the hands of LSU on a night when Tom Herman was as much a story line as the game itself. That marks the fifth straight loss to LSU and yet another November Kevin Sumlin would rather not remember. 

Here's what we saw:

Whatever happened to...

John Chavis. Remember the Aggies big time defense hire, well the Aggies haven't been much better. For the year they're 81st in the FBS in total defense. Tonight was another prime example as Danny Etling and Derrius Guice, two backups, looked like Heisman contenders against A&M. A&M couldn't stop the run and thus moved everyone within 10 yards of the ball and got torched by play action. LSU dictated the game to A&M. Chavis loses his two best defenders this offseason, how does A&M get better?

You can't ever...never ever...

Get out physicaled at the line of scrimmage and in the SEC, A&M has been pushed around on both sides of the ball. For all the talk of A&M's rebuilt roster and the bulk that was added in the offseason, none of it effected A&M's ability to play at the line of scrimmage. A&M lost the line of scrimmage on both sides and you won't win, especially in the SEC that way. 

It was over when...

Derrius Guice broke loose on the first series. He broke loose several times on that series including a long touchdown run. Tone set. A&M was scrambling to stop a bad LSU offense from getting 60 from that point forward.

Up next, A&M waits on a bowl bid. This is the fourth year in a row that A&M has turned in a November swoon. 

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Posted on November 25, 2016 and filed under Southwest Round-Up, Texas A&M.