Texas A&M Football: 3 takeaways from blowout win over Kent State

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The first game of the season just finished, with the Aggies adding a tally to the win column, but Texas A&M Football fans cannot be happy with their team’s performance on Saturday.

The scene was set to perfection. The Aggies walked into their first full-attendance home game in nearly two years with a red-white-and-blue-out in the stadium, making the atmosphere at Kyle Field electric. Football was back and Johnny Manziel was in the stands watching the entire time.

Things didn’t start out so hot though.

The Texas A&M Football team made sure their first game was as stressful as possible

Unfortunately, A&M couldn’t seem to separate themselves, even in a game that saw them favored by around 30 points. They’d reach that total, but it took a while.

Kent State went 3-1 last year and proved that it wasn’t just a flukey season by staying competitive with the Aggies. A&M took a while to get going.

Aggie fans were biting their nails down to the bone in the first two and a half quarters, as it would take that long before any real separation happened in this one. Eventually, the floodgates opened up in the third quarter, leading to a relatively deceptive final score of 41-10.

Don’t get it twisted — this game was more of a sigh of relief than a confidence builder.

Even though it wasn’t the game A&M fans were hoping for, there were more than a handful of takeaways from this one, both positive and negative. Today, I’m going to go over three of these takeaways, starting with an obvious one.

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