Well, wasn’t that quite the way to kick off the 2023 season for Texas A&M Football? Seven touchdowns—five thrown by your new sophomore starter in Conner Weigman—to start off the Petrino era?
Yeah, I’m thinking the Aggies could be dangerous.
From the very first time this offense for Texas A&M football took possession, you could tell things were different. Weigman was dealing. The offensive linemen were playing like absolute road graders. The running backs were touching it out through contacts and dragging defenders. This was a completely transformed offense for Texas A&M football, and its exactly what we’ve been waiting all offseason to see.
And then consider that this was holding something back before the Aggies make the trip to Coral Gables.
This is exciting.
There were some obvious places this Texas A&M football team could improve. For one, there were far too many penalties this game. You don’t need to rack up almost 90 yards of penalties in a gimme game. Of course, they were able to overcome that with relative ease, but it’s something to work on for next week. The defense had some questionable moments as well, but they overall played a solid game, holding the Lobos to 222 yards on 60 plays. It wasn’t a shutout, but they were opportunistic and delivered some big plays despite no shortage of flags from the referees.
But that offense… man. That changes things. I expected things to look better, and it is just the first game of the season, but consider my expectations surpassed. Weigman is the real deal. These receivers are the real deal. The OL just looks so much better.
Bring on Miami.