Texas A&M Football: Predicting Devon Achane’s 2021 season stats

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Texas A&M Football: RB Devon Achane predicted rushing stats 2021

Trying to predict the Texas A&M Football team’s backup runningback’s rushing stats can get you into a bit of a grey area. It’s hard to draw notes from last season, as the Aggies’ didn’t play Achane at all to start the year and near the end, made him a key part of the gameplan.

That said, we have to assume that they’ll roll with the momentum created by Achane late in the year, especially with a brand-new offensive line and quarterback under center. In fact, we should fully expect this team to run the ball much more frequently than they did when Kellen Mond was the quarterback.

In order to get a close number to what Achane’s total may look like in 2021, we should average out his yardage per game and stretch it to a full 12-game schedule. On the year, Achane rushed for roughly 60 yards per game in the six games that he played in. With a 12-game schedule, this would equate to 728 yards on the ground. Add in touchdowns and you’ll have him in the endzone eight times.

If you want to take these numbers at face value and call that his predicted stat line, that’s a safe bet. That said, there’s nothing safe about throwing Achane into the game. The Aggie runningback is more of a wildcard option with big-play ability. He’s the type of guy who could have a 200+ yard game.

Still, he’s the backup runningback. Seeing a 700-yard season out of him would be a huge plus for the Texas A&M Football team.

Predicted Rushing Yards: 750 yards

Predicted Rushing TDs: 8