Texas A&M Football Key Performers, No. 4: RB Isaiah Spiller
It almost seems wrong to call Isaiah Spiller the third-best player on the team on Saturday, as he eclipsed 100 yards for the fifth time in eight games thus far. His drastic steps forward in the past few weeks have been a huge contributing reason as to why the Aggies have found more offensive success.
The Aggies rushing attack as a whole has improved drastically since Spiller has been having improved performances. In every game where the Aggie runningback has rushed for over 100 yards, Texas A&M has won.
Spiller only rushed the ball 18 times on the night. That said, he accumulated 102 yards on the ground on a small number of attempts. He did this through consistent rushing. As per usual, Spiller didn’t have a breakaway run that padded his stats. Instead, he kept at it for a consistent 5.7 yards per carry.
Spiller was also active in the passing game, even if he didn’t put up overly impressive yardage, totaling three catches on the night. He only accumulated 20 yards, but he was a good dump-off option for Zach Calzada.
If it seems like I’m having trouble talking up Isaiah Spiller, that’s probably because his backup was the one who had the explosive night on Saturday.