Texas A&M Football 2017: Midseason report card and position grades

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Team Grades

To summarize at the midway point plus one game, the Aggies are 5-2. I would argue a play or two from being undefeated. We’re not, so let’s say we are a good 5-2 football team. The offense has yet to put a whole game together. We’ve had the first 40 minutes against UCLA, the first quarter against Nicholls, the second half against Louisiana and Arkansas and the fourth quarters against South Carolina and Florida. Can you imagine if they could put just three solid quarters together?

As for the defense, they’ve held up very well.  Outside of the last 17 minutes against UCLA, they’ve been really good.  If they can continue to stop the big play, get off the field on third down and work to limit the opponents productivity in the red zone, the second half of the season could be very special.

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Final Team Grades: Offense C+, Defense B

Given where the season started it’s somewhat remarkable that passing grades are even on the table. This team has shown real promise and is still in the thick of the SEC West race. From hot seat to a 3-1 conference record, the hopes for this team has skyrocketed. There’s a long way to go, but the first half of the season was a definite success.