Posted by moranis on 1/6/2013 12:40:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/6/2013 9:01:00 AM (view original):they would have had TCU or WVA's schedule.
Depends on what sort of schedule they would have had. I think they got better as the season went on and weren't that good on the road.
Both of their losses came at home.
I don't think it's accurate to say they would have had the W VA or TCU schedule as with the losses of Nebraska & Colorado the Big 12 needed to make some additions anyway, and I think the Big 12 takes both of those schools whether A&M was still there or not.
But if that were the case, I think they go unbeaten with either, but especially with TCUs schedule.
W VAs schedule had the Kansas St game three weeks earlier (the same week A&M lost to LSU), and as Mike alluded to they kept improving with each game. The next biggest obstacle with WVA schedule is they'd have played their big rival the Longhorns at week 6, which was the week A&M went to Oxford and squeaked by Ole Miss by 3. However, I think if they were in the Big 12 that game takes place the last week of November like it always did before they left.
With TCUs schedule the K St game would have been the same week A&M beat Bama, so I think that would have been a more favorable schedule for them to go unbeaten, as most of TCUs "big games" came at the end of the year when A&M was really rolling.