Texas A&M Football will showcase an improved rushing defense
Let’s be frank: UNM is just about the bottom of the barrel in FBS when it comes to offensive prowess. The Lobos were in the bottom 20 in several important categories last season, and didn’t really bring in any difference-makers in recruiting or through the portal. Because of this, we need to be wary of overreactions about the defensive performance on Saturday.
That said, however, I think we will see the beginning of what will be a much-improved rushing defense for the Aggies’ 2023 campaign. I am high on true freshman Taurean York and the prowess he will bring to the middle of DJ Durkin’s defense—not to mention that the Aggie DC taking up the mantle of LB coach should lead to an overall improvement at the position.
This is not even to mention the change we could see up front with a healthy McKinnley Jackson, the insanely-talented 2022 class continuing to mature, Shemar Turner, Fadil Diggs and more. This will be the breakout year for this position group, vaulting them to the status of a 2018 Clemson or 2019 Auburn at that position.
Conner Weigman will score 5 combined TDS… at least
It’s no secret that Jimbo Fisher is undefeated as head coach of Texas A&M football when he scores over 30 points. That barrier should be broken by the sophomore sensation Conner Weigman alone on Saturday. I’ll go with 4 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown for the Maroon and White’s newest signal caller. I would guess a higher number, but I also think we will be seeing Max Johnson under center by late in the third quarter tomorrow.
Weigman, with Petrino calling the plays, will put the SEC on notice soon—maybe not this week (I foresee many cries of “it’s just New Mexico” in the coming week), but soon enough. The change he brought to the offense was obvious to all Aggie fans last season, and I’m excited to see the steps he’s taken this offseason.
So what do you think? Any predictions? Let me know by leaving a comment.