This Texas A&M football team’s defense shows fight
Let’s start with a small positive: the defense. If you told me beforehand that the Aggies would create 3 turnovers (really 4, but if we’ve learned anything this season, it’s that certain referees have boldly chosen to flout the restrictive shackles of “reality” and “their job”), hold the Tigers under 350 yards, and give up only 13 points, I would’ve thought that this Texas A&M football team would have been returning to College Station with their first win since the end of September.
The point is that the defense did what they needed to do. They created turnovers, they didn’t allow anything through the air, and, by and large, they kept Auburn out of the end zone. They got gashed on the ground, but had big stops in moments that mattered.
I’ll run a more extensive statistical breakdown of the game tomorrow on the site, but my gut instinct is that this was the best defensive performance since the bye (maybe outside of South Carolina). Perhaps that’s damning with faint praise, but I can’t help but feel happy to see guys like Antonio Johnson, who some had been speculating as an opt-out candidate given his injury status, suit up again and play hard for this Texas A&M football team. Given the state of the season right now, that, to my eyes at least, says a lot— positively— about the culture of the team and the character of that young man.
Those are all the positives I have. Oh, and that one throw that Weigman had at the end of the game to Jalen Preston in the end zone. That was pretty cool.
Okay, those are all the positives I have.