The Texas A&M Football team’s defense has officially arrived
Admittedly, Texas A&M’s defense got off to a slow start. On Kent State’s first offensive drive, they threatened the Aggies by marching straight into the red zone and knocking a field goal through the uprights for three points.
That, however, would be the extent of Kent State’s offense on Saturday outside of garbage time scoring.
On the night, the Texas A&M Football team only allowed 336 yards against a team that averaged over 612 per game last year.
After the first drive, A&M was dominant defensively. Kent State had a few sporadic chunk plays, but outside of that, they weren’t able to do anything else. At this point, it’s important to remind you that Kent State had the highest-scoring offense in college football last season and didn’t lose any key starters.
I’ll also remind you that A&M was playing without two of their starting defensive linemen. Both Micheal Clemons and McKinnley Jackson did not play after receiving suspensions earlier in the offseason. Jimbo Fisher’s defense didn’t seem to care, as they held the Golden Flashes to just three points.
The Aggies’ defensive performance was highlighted by a few plays, but the one that sticks out is Leon O’Neal’s pick-six in the third quarter that seemingly opened the floodgates for Texas A&M scoring. Prior to the defensive touchdown, A&M had only managed a ten-point gap.