Texas A&M Football: Winners and losers for Aggies in loss vs. Arkansas

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From the very start, this game was a total disaster for the Texas A&M football team. The Aggies looked terrible on offense — only managing three points by halftime. That said, their late second-quarter field goal was huge, giving them some momentum to finish out the half.

To begin the second half, the offense still looked stagnant though. They’d kick off the first drive of the second half with a drive that netted -3 yards in total. Thankfully, this would be followed by a huge three-play, 75-yard touchdown drive.

And that would be all of the scoring that this offense did on Saturday en route to a 20-10 loss. It was an extremely depressing loss and nothing will help in that regard. Still, a few players played strong games. Today, I’m going to go over winners and losers from Texas A&M’s brutal loss on Saturday.

Winner No. 1: Texas A&M Football DB Antonio Johnson

If the Texas A&M football team. had won the game, Antonio Johnson would have been the player of the game. The Aggie defensive back seemed like he was the only player on the team who was bringing energy to the field. After he made a big play, he’d pop up with a celebration that hyped up the entire team.

Outside of just energy, however, Johnson had the best game of his career. The sophomore defender deflected two passes and had 1.5 tackles for loss in timely situations. He also had eight tackles on the night, as he was all over the field.

Unfortunately, this didn’t help an A&M team much, which struggled early on defense and late on offense. If everybody played as well as Johnson, it would have been a blowout victory.