Takeaway No. 3: A few Texas A&M football playmakers have arrived
The Texas A&M football team had a handful of playmakers — I mentioned it earlier and I’ll be talking about it all season long. That said, these playmakers hadn’t really shown up yet this season. At least not to the extend most fans and experts expected.
The players that I’m referring to are primarily Isaiah Spiller and Jalen Wydermyer.
I’ll start with Spiller, who had put together a solid season already to this point. The Aggie runningback had been having a quiet season, but this marks the fifth time he’s hit the 100-yard mark on the year. This game saw him rush for 102 total yards, reaching the endzone once.
The player who really stepped up for the first time this season was Jalen Wydermyer, who may have cemented himself as the best tight end in Texas A&M history. At the very least, he became the all-time receiving yard leader at the tight end spot in Aggie history, surpassing Martellus Bennett, who was in Aggieland a decade and a half ago.
Wydermyer had a huge game, pulling in four catches for 75 yards with two early touchdowns. He helped set the tone offensively and despite being a big, lumbering guy, found a way to get wide open on a consistent basis.
If these two guys can continue to play at this level, this offense will continue to produce.