Texas A&M Football: Aggies’ report card in win vs. Alabama

Ainias Smith, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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Ainias Smith, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas A&M football report card, Week 6 vs. Alabama

Runningbacks: B+

It’s hard to give these runningbacks too high of a grade on the night as they didn’t really dissect Alabama’s defense as efficiently as expected. That said, both Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane had solid nights, compiling a combined 168 yards through the air and on the ground.

They each scored a touchdown, with Spiller’s coming on a rushing play. That said, Achane made a difference on special teams, where he returned a kickoff for a touchdown at the perfect time.

Momentum seemed destined to shift after Alabama blocked Nik Constantinou’s punt and scored a touchdown, slimming the Aggie lead to seven points. On the ensuing kickoff, Achane showed off his track star speed by making a house call 96 yards to the other endzone.

Wide Receivers: B-

It’s hard to say that A&M’s receivers had a bad night, but they had arguably the worst game of any unit on Saturday. This is more of a testament to how well-rounded A&M’s performance was against Alabama than anything else.

Four listed wide receivers caught passes from Zach Calzada. Those four were Ainias Smith, Jalen Preston, Chase Lane, and Demond Demas. Of those four receivers, three of them combined accounted for only 39 total yards and five total receptions. The other six receptions, 85 yards, and two touchdown receptions went to Ainias Smith.

Smith had a great night through the air, catching a pass that put A&M up two scores early in the game and after the Aggies went down in the fourth quarter, Smith caught the ball that tied the game at 38.

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