COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The Southeastern Conference’s first expansion since 1991 has added not only new travel and experiences for newcomers Texas A&M and Missouri, but also the rest of the league.
The new look of the SEC isn’t limited to the changes in its geography though, as the Aggies have remained one of the top offenses in the country, shaking up things in a league long known for defense.
The Aggies are third in the nation in scoring (45.5) and tied for fifth in total offense (542.88). It’s nothing new for first-year Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, whose Houston team topped the country in scoring and total offense last season.
Some doubted Sumlin’s offense would succeed in the SEC, but he says: “If we didn’t think it could work, we wouldn’t run it.”