It was a rough night for Texas A&M’s offense. After scoring two quick touchdowns in the first quarter, they couldn’t score any points until Nicholls State motivated them to do so by tying the game at 14-14 with 12 minutes remaining in the fourth.
Enter Kendall Bussey. On the drive immediately following Nicholls State’s touchdown, Bussey decided to put the offense on his back as he ripped off a game-long 41 yard run that helped the Ags reclaim momentum for the remainder of the game. During that same drive, Bussey powered his way into the end zone for the go ahead touchdown.
Bussey led Texas A&M in nearly every statistical category related to rushing. He accounted for 97 yards on the ground and one rushing touchdown, averaging 6.5 yards per carry on 15 carries.
Aside from finally getting a W in the win column, perhaps the best thing to happen to Texas A&M in Week 2 was the emergence of Kendall Bussey. After Bussey’s big game, the Aggies now have three running backs capable of making big plays. This will prove to be crucial as injuries begin to pile up down the stretch.