Texas A&M football found themselves in a dogfight with a team from Louisiana. Not LSU, the Ragin’ Cajuns. What did we learn from the close Aggie victory?
There are a lot of speechless Aggie fans right now. Oh how the mindset of the fanbase has been shattered after a 44-10 lead was lost in their season opener at the Rose Bowl. Last week Texas A&M football was tied with Nicholls State in the fourth quarter. On Saturday, the Aggies trailed Louisiana at half time 21-14.
The Aggies pulled away in the second half. Kendall Bussey and Jacob Kibodi started to get the ground game going and the offense began to move the ball down the field. That’s primarily a result of the massive talent gap between these two teams, but the team deserves some credit for not rolling over and quitting on the season after just three games.
A pick-six by linebacker Tyrel Dodson put Texas A&M ahead 38-21 at the start of the fourth quarter. That was the point at which the maroon and white faithful could breathe a sigh of relief and take a deep breath. After a stressful beginning, the Aggies are 2-1.
Three data points is just enough information to start building a trend. That trend line in College Station is not pointing in the right direction. They found a way to salvage a come-from-behind victory, but that might be condemning in itself. What did we learn about this team in their 45-21 victory against Louisiana on Saturday?