Texas A&M Football: Aggies’ 2021 stat leader in every major category so far

Devon Achane, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The Texas A&M Football team only has two games under their belt. One of them was a comfortable Week 1 victory over a solid Kent State team — the other, not so much. Still, the team is 2-0, which is all that matters at this point.

Statistically, it has been an up-and-down year. Literally speaking, the team was up in Week 1 and down in Week 2. As a result, the numbers may be slightly misleading at this point, leading to interesting team leaders in specific categories.

Today, I’m going to be going over the team’s leader in every major category thus far, starting on the offensive end.

Texas A&M Football offensive stat leaders through Week 2

Passing Yards, Touchdowns: Haynes King

Haynes King is currently the passing yards, touchdowns, and interceptions leader for the Texas A&M Football team. Don’t expect this to last, as he’ll be out for around a month following a broken leg diagnosis. Heck, with Zach Calzada having taken the snaps last week and for the foreseeable future, these statistics could be a toss-up by the end of the season.

That said, neither have hoisted overly impressive numbers, as King has an undesirable touchdown-to-interception ratio, while Calzada’s completion percentage is in the gutter. There is work to be done at the quarterback position.

Rushing Yards, Touchdowns: Devon Achane

Who saw this one coming? Leading up to the season, Isaiah Spiller seemed like he’d be the Aggies’ workhorse runningback. Spiller was already being hailed as a preseason All-American and future first-round draft pick. Two weeks in and he has looked like the worse of two Texas A&M runningbacks. That said, this is more of a testament to how well Achane has played. On just 21 carries, the sophomore runningback has 174 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Receiving Yards, Touchdowns: Ainias Smith

This one isn’t necessarily a huge surprise, though many fans would have expected tight end Jalen Wydermyer to top this category. Instead, a player who could not be more different physically in Ainias Smith is the team’s top receiver through two weeks. Smith has 11 receptions for 119 yards and a pair of touchdowns in two games. Most of this game in Week 1.