Change No. 2: The Texas A&M Football team will have a more run-heavy offense
The numbers may not actually support this slide in the way that you’d expect. Heck, the Texas A&M Football team threw the football significantly more after Calzada entered the game against Colorado. The Aggies went from 34 to 40 passing attempts from Week 1 to Week 2, rushing the ball 13 fewer times against the Buffaloes as well.
These numbers will tell you the opposite of what I’m about to say.
The Texas A&M Football team will be running the football more. The primary goal of this team is no longer to develop their quarterback — it’s to survive while King is out. That’s not to say that they’ll be running on every play, they’ll just be more focused on getting out of each game with a win.
With Calzada under center, the team will also see fewer improvised runs. Remember when Haynes King turned into Johnny Manziel for a play against Kent State? You can kiss those plays goodbye. For this reason, the rushing totals won’t look like they’ve changed much on the stat sheet, as the Aggies will have fewer designed and improvised run plays from their quarterback.
Almost all of the runs will either come from Isaiah Spiller or Devon Achane, both of whom have been productive thus far in 2021. Spiller in particular could be more active in the passing game as we saw against Colorado, specifically on the final offensive drive.