Texas A&M Football: 3 reasons for optimism after close call at Colorado

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Texas A&M Football fans probably needed to take a shower after last night’s game. Everybody was sweating out a close 10-7 win against Colorado, especially with backup Haynes King leading the charge.

Overall, there was much more to worry about in the game than there was to be excited about moving forward. Heck, it feels like a small miracle that the Texas A&M Football team kept their fifth ranking in this week’s Coaches’ Poll.

Still, among the panic and worry, there were more than a handful of positive takeaways. Today, I’m going to be going over three reasons for Texas A&M Football fans to be optimistic after Saturday’s close call at Colorado.

Reason No. 1: The Texas A&M Football team got much-needed clutch time experience

I know it sounds like somewhat of a reach, but some teams struggle in close games after a season full of blowout wins. Look at Ohio State the past few seasons. They blow the doors off of every Big Ten team and then struggle in late-game situations in the postseason.

If the Aggies didn’t struggle against this Colorado team, who would be the next big challenger? Next week, A&M takes on New Mexico, followed by a contest against Arkansas. After that, their last challenge before Alabama will be against Mississippi State.

Somehow, Arkansas, who just won their ninth game in the past four seasons, looks like the toughest challenger right now.

It would have been nice to get Haynes King some clutch time performance, but players like Zach Calzada and Isaiah Spiller shined. To take it a step further, the defense was able to step up when it really mattered, which was a great sign going forward. This leads me to my next point.