The entire Texas A&M rushing attack
Since it was way too hard to decide which Aggie rusher was most deserving, I went ahead and awarded the entire ground game with a helmet sticker. That includes both the backs and the offensive linemen.
Running backs Keith Ford, Trayveon Williams, and Kendall Bussey each contributed to A&M’s impressive performance on the ground. Williams carried the ball 16 times for 56 yards and a touchdown. Bussey only had three carries for 12 yards, but added a 19 yard reception to his stats coming on a swing pass.
However, Keith Ford was the most impressive back of the group for the second week in a row. Ford finished the game with 12 carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Both of Ford’s touchdowns came on bruising runs where he carried multiple defenders into the end zone with him.
Quarterback Kellen Mond showed off his running ability in this one too. Mond lead the team with 95 rushing yards on 16 rushing attempts. It’s nice to see Mazzone give Mond more opportunities in the running game.
But perhaps the biggest contributors to Texas A&M’s success on the ground were the offensive linemen. A&M shuffled in multiple linemen throughout the night in order to keep their blockers fresh. That ended up working to perfection as the Aggies proceeded to run the ball 49 times for 237 yards.
Lineman aren’t often recognized for their performances. But Koda Martin, Colton Prater, Erik McCoy, Connor Lanfear, Keaton Sutherland, Dan Moore Jr, Ryan McCollum, Jared Hocker, and Christian Daimier all deserve to be acknowledged for their spectacular play. We see you big fellas!