Texas A&M football fought hard against Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl, but ultimately came up short. Despite losing, these three Aggies balled out.
Texas A&M football could not end the Kevin Sumlin era with a win, but they certainly provided one of the most entertaining bowl games of the 2017 season. In a game where the two teams combined for more than 1,250 total yards of offense and 107 points, there was no shortage of excitement.
Despite losing to Wake Forest 55-52, there were still some bright spots. Although the defense gave up a season high 55 points, they showed flashes of excellence, particularly the secondary. With senior safety Armani Watts set to enter the 2018 NFL draft, Texas A&M will be relying almost solely on underclassman in the back end. While at the beginning of the year many of the young defensive backs looked overwhelmed and lost, they have played much better as of late.
However it was the offense leading the way in this game. Quarterback Nick Starkel played good, but not great. In his defense, you can only expect so much out of a freshman quarterback when you ask him to throw the ball 60 plus times in one game. Despite throwing a costly interception, he finished the game with very impressive stats, throwing for a Texas A&M bowl record 499 yards and four touchdowns.
Although Texas A&M lost, it is apparent that they have a lot of young and talented players. When you pair that with a proven head coach in Jimbo Fisher, the Aggies surely have bright future ahead of them.
But before we begin looking ahead to next year and the years to come, we must first recognize these three Aggies for balling out in the bowl game!