Texas A&M Football: Studs and duds from Week 3 victory over the Miami Hurricanes

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It was exciting to see how the Texas A&M football players respond by defeating the number 13 team in the nation. Who rose to the occasion against the Miami?

The 12th Man came out and supported their team with a super electric environment all game long with 107,245 in attendance. With a roller coaster start to the season for the Aggies, who are the studs and duds of the week versus the Hurricanes?

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Sep 17, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Albert Regis (15) bats down a pass by Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (9) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Studs

DL Albert Regis

Albert Regis, the special teams player of the game, came to play on Saturday vs Miami. He had a tip pass and a few plays later had a blocked field goal. He made powerful plays, displaying the spirit of Aggieland and making the 12th Man proud! In Monday’s press conference, Regis stated that there is nothing special about him blocking the kick, he was just simply doing what was expected of special teams.

There was also a pretty funny exchange in Monday’s press conference where Regis explained what was going through his mind when he blocked the kick. He thought to himself – where’s the ball?, because he was not sure it had passed the line of scrimmage to make a play, and then celebrate the spectacular play he had just made.

LB Edgerrin Cooper

Edgerrin Cooper was the face of a thin linebacking crew that got even thinner when Demani Richardson was ejected from the game for targeting. Cooper had two pass breakups and a quarterback hit, along with his five tackles on Saturday versus Miami.

It seems like game after game, week after week, you can rely on Cooper to make plays all over the field. I will be looking forward to seeing him put his skills on display during SEC play.

Cooper also showed his love for the 12th Man in a tweet stating that A&M fans go everywhere they play. Well, Edgerrin Cooper, the love is mutual as we can’t get enough of what you display on the field each and every Saturday.

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 17: Max Johnson #14 of the Texas A&M Aggies looks to pass against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half of the game at Kyle Field on September 17, 2022 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Jack Gorman/Getty Images)

QB Max Johnson

Johnson gets to be a stud of the week not because he was a stat machine, but because he was a calming force at QB. Although not perfect, he had command of the offense, stayed calm, cool and collected. It did not seem like the stage was too big and he made timely plays when they were needed.

Max seemed to know how to stand in the pocket and make a throw even when he was going to take a hit. He was comfortable moving around in the pocket and would run with the football when needed.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher had some high praise for the QB after evaluating how he played against Miami. Fisher seemed very pleased with what he saw from his quarterback. Johnson will continue as a starter going forward, and Aggie fans will be looking for the offense to make progress against Arkansas next week.

Texas A&M Football’s 12th Man

Being at Kyle Field was simply electric on Saturday night against Miami. Kyle Field and College Station is the best place to be on a Saturday, that is why I look forward to going to as many home games as possible. The 12th Man was loud, proud, and full of “The Spirit of Aggieland”. With a full stadium of fans that came to cheer on their team and doing their part to get a win against the Hurricanes.

Jaylon Jones, showed his appreciation for the 12th Man and thanked them for coming support the Aggie football team. Fisher also had some high praise for the Aggie fans calling them not fans, but family. The 12th Man have a lot to be proud of and the players and coaches are extremely thankful for what they do each and every Saturday, home or away.

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