The Texas A&M football team benefitted from strong performances in its backfield
In a game that was defined by its defense, there was one part of the game that may have been overlooked. That part of the game was the offense.
With a game that hit the under at just 23 total points, the Texas A&M football team’s offense had a surprisingly strong game. On the night, the Aggies only scored 20 points — still, their yardage total will surprise you.
Against Auburn, Texas A&M accumulated 409 total yards of offense. This won’t jump off of the page when you read the stat sheet, but against one of the more threatening defenses in the country, it was an impressive number.
How did they accumulate those yards? The short answer is “the backfield.”
In total, the Aggies finished with 217 rushing yards, which is over 20 yards above their season average of 188. They did this against an Auburn defense that wasn’t bad in the rush game but was begging to be exposed.
The Aggies exposed that, benefitting from strong performances from Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane, who rushed for 210 combined yards. Neither scored a touchdown, but A&M wouldn’t have been able to score 20 points without them.