Texas A&M football: 4 stats that prove Aggies are better in 2018

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Offensive balance

Scheme is one thing. Successfully executing a scheme is quite another. The only question coming into this season was whether Jimbo’s offense could be successful behind an offensive line that struggled in 2017. That question has been answered.

Texas A&M is No. 24 in passing offense at 282.4 yards per game, No. 34 in rushing offense at 208.7 yards per game, and No. 14 overall in total offense at 491.1 yards per game.

They also have the below little nugget.

The issue with the Aggies has not been moving the ball, it has been scoring touchdowns when they get close. Hopefully they can clear that up in the bye week.

Sumlin’s teams often didn’t have this type of balance, nor did they have a traditional rushing offense opponents feared. Even when his teams had good numbers in this regard, it was due to quarterbacks like Johnny Manziel or Trevor Knight having elite scrambling ability.

The Aggies are excelling both through the air and on the ground this season. Fisher’s offense is more complex in that they run plays from multiple formations to keep defenses guessing. So far it has proven to be a positive change from Sumlin’s offense that ran most of its plays out of three and four wide receiver sets.

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With stout defenses like Mississippi State, Auburn and LSU still on the schedule, the Aggies will need this balance to continue.

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