Texas A&M Football: 5 biggest performances in win over South Carolina

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The Texas A&M football team took on a solid SEC team in South Carolina on Saturday. The Aggies were already having an up and down season, so some considered this to be a trap game. I was not one of those people.

And neither were the Aggies, who blew the doors off of the Gamecocks on Kyle Field. The game was never in question, with A&M taking a 31-0 lead as early as the first half.

Throughout the game, Texas A&M benefitted from a handful of key performances. Today, I’m going over the three biggest performances from Texas A&M football players in their 44-14 win against South Carolina.

Texas A&M Football Key Performers, No. 5: DE Tyree Johnson

I’m using the half slide to talk about Tyree Johnson because, quite frankly, I don’t know how long I can talk about a defensive line performance. That said, Johnson did everything that he could have done on the defensive line.

The Aggie defensive end recorded two tackles for loss on the night, both of which were sacks. When he wasn’t sacking Zeb Nolan, he was wreaking havoc on South Carolina’s backfield, bringing pressure to or near the quarterback on every single play.

It’s worth noting that the Aggies benefitted from a handful of other elite defensive line performances, including Micheal Clemons and McKinnley Jackson, both of whom recorded at least one sack.

The Aggies’ defensive line took a big step forward on Saturday. But these performances paled in comparison to a few others.