1. Nick Starkel is the Aggies’ QB1
This is our quarterback. Period. End of story. The Texas A&M offense has a clear identity and game plan with Nick Starkel as quarterback. This is not to take a shot a Kellen Mond whatsoever. Texas A&M would not be where they are today without Mond stepping up and getting wins against South Carolina and Florida in particular.
Starkel put on a show going 21-of-30 for an outstanding 416 yards and four touchdowns. Kellen Mond followed it up going 8-for-11 for 78 yards and a score. Throughout the first half Starkel looked comfortable and threw the ball over the field getting all sorts of playmakers involved from Camron Buckley to Roshauud Paul. I’m very much looking forward to Starkel in these final two games of the season.
Seeing Starkel return to action is reassuring. This is the man that Kevin Sumlin tabbed as the starter at the beginning of the season. Had he not missed the majority of the year with injuries he would have been the Aggies’ solidified starter. The future is bright for the offense under Starkel, and that starts next week against Ole Miss.