Some fans will argue that only beating New Mexico by 34 points is bad. To those people, I ask — what on earth are you talking about?
Bend, twist, and mold this win into anything you want; one fact will remain true — the Aggies got a dominant win and played their best football on both ends of the field. They didn’t allow a single score from a New Mexico team that was 2-0 coming into the game.
The best part, perhaps, was that there wasn’t a single part of the team that shined. Everybody did their job, and although the defense may be a step ahead of the offense, this team was working with perfect cohesion.
Today, I’m going to grade each position group on how they played against New Mexico. I will be skipping special teams, but the unit had a great day. The punting unit had a great day, the field goal unit performed well, and Ainias Smith had a strong day as a punt returner.
Texas A&M Football Week 3 Positional Grades: QB
Quarterback (Zach Calzada): The only quarterback that we saw on the field on Sunday was Zach Calzada. This is partly due to Haynes King’s injury, though it’s a bit surprising that we never saw Eli Stowers take the field. Calzada played a strong game — specifically, he was great when he had a clean pocket and time to set his feet.
The worrisome part about the backup QB’s game is the fact that he isn’t a particularly great passer in improvisational situations. He did have some strong plays in these types of situations, but one of them resulted in a really bad interception. This is the opposite of what we were used to with Haynes King.