Prediction No. 3: Order will be restored in the Texas A&M Football runningback room
It’s hard to say that things were ever out of order in Texas A&M’s runningback room, though it has been odd to watch Devon Achane overshadow Isaiah Spiller. Achane leads the team in rushing yards and holds a 2-0 edge over Spiller in terms of trips to the endzone on the ground.
Spiller, on the other hand, has been more effective through the air with 80 receiving yards. This is enough to give him more yards from scrimmage than his sophomore counterpart. Still, we expected more from Spiller as a runner.
This game could see the Aggie runningback finally have an explosive outing. Against Colorado, there wasn’t much time to establish the run. King was out early and A&M was served with a couple of choices: either run the ball, which everybody is expecting, or pass frequently with your backup quarterback. More often than not, they chose the latter.
Against New Mexico, Texas A&M will have more of a cushion to run a balanced offense. The game shouldn’t be close and as a result, we’ll see a coaching staff that is more committed to running the football than we did a week ago.
Expect Spiller to be the go-to guy, as most fans expected prior to the season.