It was difficult to decide which back had more of an impact on the game, so I decided to include them together. If the first half against UCLA was any indication of whats to come in the future, then these two guys are due for a pair of big seasons.
The Combination of Williams’ speed and elusiveness paired with Ford’s downhill running style was virtually unstoppable in the first half against the Bruins. The two combined for five first half touchdowns.
Williams started the game at running back for Texas A&M on Sunday. He ran for 203 of the Aggies’ 381 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. He had a couple of long runs, including a 61 yard touchdown run near the end of the second quarter that put A&M up 38-10 at half. If it weren’t for Josh Rosen’s historical comeback, the world would be talking about Trayveon Williams as a potential Heisman front-runner.
Although the flashiness of Williams performance could easily overshadow what Ford did, Ford’s contribution should not go unnoticed. He came in for Trayveon during A&M’s first offensive series and immediately made his presence felt. He refused to be brought down by one single tackler as he ran for 114 yards on 18 attempts and three first half touchdowns.
Ford would eventually exit the game with an apparent injury in the second half and did not return. Had he remained healthy and able to run, Ford hypothetically would have been able to gain the tough yards near the end of the game and chew up clock, resulting in a different outcome for the Aggies.
Be on the lookout for this two-headed monster to become the focal point of Texas A&M’s offense this season.