Texas A&M Football: 3 Reasons the Aggies Will Beat Auburn

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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – OCTOBER 29: Conner Weigman #15 of the Texas A&M Aggies signals at the line of scrimmage in the first quarter of the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Kyle Field on October 29, 2022 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The return of Conner Weigman

This is the first and most obvious thing.  Weigman wowed watchers with his performance against the Ole Miss Rebels a couple of weeks ago, recording what was, by all accounts, the best passing performance so far this year by any quarterback for this Texas A&M football team.  Even his line at the end of the game didn’t tell the whole story: Weigman’s completion percentage was well over 70% for a large portion of the night before some late-game heaves in an attempt to complete the upset.  Even so, his final pass was right on the money but bounced off the hands of TE Blake Smith to seal the Aggies’ fate.

Weigman was unable to go last week due to coming down with the flu, and the Aggie passing game suffered for it, as A&M failed to record a single point in the second half.  The hope is that Conner’s return to the starting lineup will bolster an Aggie offense that has begun to show signs of life, especially in the receiving corps, in recent weeks.

It’s no coincidence that Weigman’s only start this year also just so happened to be the only time that this Texas A&M football team exceeded opponent averages allowed in both yards per attempt and yards per carry.  In fact, it was the only time this year that the Aggies exceeded their opponent’s average allowed in yards per attempt at all.  The Aggie faithful will be waiting with bated breath and hopeful anticipation to see what kind of performance the freshman phenom puts out in his first-ever road start.

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