The Texas A&M football team had an opportunity to continue the momentum that they had built over the past two weeks with a home game against South Carolina. After a huge win against Alabama and dominating victory over Missouri, the Aggies seemed destined to win in dominating fashion.
They did just that.
At halftime, A&M already led 31-0 in a game that included a 95-yard return touchdown and a handful of elite defensive plays for the Aggies. The Aggies would eventually go on to win this game by a final score of 44 to 14, asserting their dominance upon the Gamecocks.
Today, I’m going to give three takeaways from this game.
Bonus Takeaway: The Texas A&M football team has too many playmakers to keep track of
Perhaps an afterthought of the Aggies’ dominating performance against the South Carolina Gamecocks is simple — this team has more playmakers than opposing teams can keep track of.
This shouldn’t really be considered a surprise, as most of the college football world knew what guys like Isaiah Spiller, Devon Achane, and Ainias Smith were capable of before the season. That said, their effectiveness has been on full display this year.
Two of the three players that I just listed have returned either a kick or a punt for a touchdown. The other in Spiller is just had his fifth 100+ yard rushing performance of the season. If you try to defend Spiller, you run the risk of being torched by his backup in Achane, who set a new career-high in yardage against South Carolina.
These three players combined for 304 yards and three touchdowns on the night.
Heck, even if you take things a step further, you’ll see guys like Caleb Chapman, Jalen Preston, and Demond Demas who have become afterthoughts. They’re all just as threatening though.