Texas A&M Football Week 3 Positional Grades: Defense
Secondary: The secondary, by far and away, had the best day of any positional group in this game. Heck, the Aggies’ secondary had one of the best performances of any secondary in college football this past weekend.
Prior to his trip to College Station, Terry Wilson had thrown for 555 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He did this while completing 73% of his passes. Against A&M, the Lobo quarterback managed to complete ten passes for just 33 yards and an interception. It was a dominating game for this secondary.
Defensive Line: It almost seems criminal not to give the defensive line the best grade of the day. The unit was excellent from start to finish, with nine different players recording at least a half tackle for loss. We finally saw a dominating performance from DeMarvin Leal, and considering the Lobos’ lack of passing attack, this defensive line stifled New Mexico.
The team had 11 tackles for loss, including four sacks, on the day. Even when the secondary wasn’t suffocating New Mexico’s receivers, Terry Wilson didn’t have time to find his guys without being rushed by A&M’s defensive line.
Linebackers: The linebackers did everything that they were supposed to do plus some. Aaron Hansford was the star player in this unit with two tackles for loss and a sack. Everybody else was there to do their job when the defensive line wasn’t. There weren’t too many reasons to knock this unit.