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

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Reason No. 3: The Texas A&M Football team’s secondary looked elite

You can say a million things about the Kent State Football team, including the fact that they’re a MAC team. Heck, you can throw around the fact that they haven’t played another non-MAC opponent in years.

Still, there’s one undeniable fact — the Golden Flashes know how to work the passing game.

Last season, the Golden Flashes led the country in yards per game, most of which came via Dustin Crum and their passing game. They averaged 323.5 yards through the air per contest, a number that the Texas A&M football team likely only hoped to slow down.

Well… they did a pretty good job.

The game concluded and Kent State’s quarterback in Dustin Crum only threw for 89 yards. He didn’t reach the endzone and instead, the ball landed in Leon O’Neal’s hands twice on the night. His 0:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio was uncharacteristically bad, especially for a guy who has thrown 34 touchdown passes to just four interceptions in the past two seasons.

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Yes, this is a much less talented Kent State team, but there is honor in holding a passing unit that has been elite to that little yardage.