Texas A&M Football Key Performers, No. 3: RB Devon Achane
You know the other Texas A&M football runningback who outshined Isaiah Spiller who I talked about on the last slide? Here he is.
Devon Achane, for the fourth time this season, outshined the man in front of him on the depth chart on Saturday. It was the fourth time this season where you could make the argument for Achane being the best back on this team.
The Aggie speed back was the primary runningback for Texas A&M against South Carolina. Or at least he got the most carries of any Aggie football player. On 20 attempts, Achane rushed the ball for 154 yards. Similar to Spiller, he had an efficient night, with his longest run only being about 30 yards.
Texas A&M Football Key Performers, No. 2: WR Ainias Smith
Again, I’m splitting another slide in half because there is only so much to talk about with one of these players. That player is Ainias Smith, who had a relatively quiet night in the passing game — at least compared to what he has done the rest of the year.
Smith only had two receptions for a total of 28 yards. So why is he on this list? A single play.
After a short offensive series for South Carolina, they were forced to punt to the Aggies. The punt was a good one, sailing and pinning Smith back to the five-yard line, which is usually a no-no for return specialists to catch. Smith caught it anyway.
He’d make one move and see an open lane. From there, he was gone, taking the ball 95 yards to the house and setting the tone for the remainder of the game.