Texas A&M Football, Week 7 Key Performance No. 1: RB Devon Achane
I may not be the most popular guy in the room for this take, but my biggest performer on the day for the Aggies is Devon Achane.
Sure, Spiller had more yards than his backfield counterpart in Achane, but I’d argue that the speedy RB2 had a more impactful night. Here’s why.
For starters, Achane scored two touchdown rushes. One of them was from just a single yard out, but the Aggie runningback carried the drive to that point. Prior to this, Achane had three consecutive runs that netted a total of 22 yards.
Something that Texas A&M football fans may not be used to with Achane is consistency when running the football. Generally speaking, he’ll get stuffed at the line of scrimmage frequently and break a long run at some point in the game. This makes his yards per carry look good, but does not tell the entire story.
That said, Saturday’s win against Missouri was the polar opposite of this. Achane rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns, while his longest rush was only a 20-yarder. He simply chipped away at the Tigers defense all night long and kept the running game going the entire night.
The primary takeaway here should be that Texas A&M has arguably the most dangerous one-two punch at the runningback position of anybody in college football.