The Texas A&M football team has had quietly strong runningback play from Isaiah Spiller
Sure, the Aggies’ offense as a whole has been underwhelming. Their 384.6 yards per game ranks them 81st in the country and their 5.86 yards per play is pedestrian at best. Still, this offense has its positives, as we learned earlier in this article.
Outside of Kenyon Green, the Aggies’ second consistent performer has been Isaiah Spiller, who was also given his fair share of preseason hype. Spiller was listed on the Maxwell Award Watch List and noted as an AP Preseason All-American. Heck, Spiller was, and still is, considered a potential first-round draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
As things stand, a stagnant offense and two losses on the Aggies’ record will have casual fans thinking that Spiller regressed in 2021 — that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The Aggie starting runningback has rushed his way to a new career-high in yards per rush while being on track to set new career bests in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. His 6.3 rushing yards per attempt clear his previous career-high by 0.8, which is a significant gap.
It looks like this Aggie offense is still improving, and as Zach Calzada gets into a groove, Spiller should reap the benefits. This was on full display when he rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown against Missouri.
Some would argue that Spiller hasn’t lived up to the hype. Those people would be wrong.