Texas A&M Football: 3 reasons to get excited after watching Week 1 win

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The Texas A&M Football team kicked off their season in expected fashion. For a lot of Aggie fans, the game was extremely stressful, particularly in the first half. Jimbo Fisher’s squad likely could have separated themselves earlier, but it seemed like they wanted the offense to get comfortable as a more balanced unit.

It wasn’t until a decent way into the third quarter that this team came alive. Specifically, A&M outscored Kent State 31-7 in the second half with points that included a pick-six and a handful of efficient drives.

The final score was 41-10, and even though it wasn’t the through and through dominant performance that many fans expected, it was a convincing victory for a team with a new offense. Along the way, this team gave us a few reasons to be excited. Today, I’m going to go over those reasons.

Reason No. 1: The Texas A&M Football team’s offensive line looked solid

Something that was a worry coming into this season was whether or not Texas A&M’s offensive line would be up to par. The only returning player was Kenyon Green, who, in a surprising turn of events, actually had a rough night. The likely first-round draft pick finished the game with a couple of holding calls under his belt.

Still, the offensive line as a whole looked solid. Haynes King was pressured at times, but he had time to make throws in the pocket. The unit also blocked extremely well in the run game, allowing the Aggies to rush for 305 yards on the night.

Overall, it was a pleasant surprise.