Texas A&M Football, Week 7 Key Performance No. 3: RB Isaiah Spiller
To be honest, I thought I’d be talking about Spiller’s key performance more than I have this season so far. It’s not really his fault — the All-SEC Aggie back has arguably had the worst draw of luck this season of anybody on the team. His sidekick in Haynes King only played a single full game, while his offensive line has struggled to stay healthy.
Through six games, Spiller had not yet had a breakout performance. On Saturday, he finally did just that.
The Texas A&M runningback rushed for 168 yards on the night. To find the last time he totaled that many yards, you have to rewind all the way to last year’s Florida game.
The caveat here is that Missouri has the worst rushing defense in college football by a wide margin. Heck, the Aggies put up 283 rushing yards on the Tigers and it didn’t even reach Missouri’s season average in terms of rushing yards allowed (287.2).
Still, Spiller’s performance was impressive.
The best part of Spiller’s performance was that he set the tone early. The Aggie back had 79 rushing yards on the first two drives alone, setting the tone for a Texas A&M football team that would take an early lead and never look back.