Texas A&M Football Reaches Offensive Milestone Despite Loss to the Hurricanes
Though Aggies everywhere are still stinging from the loss to the Miami Hurricanes—and, uh, other events of Saturday evening—there is one number that I think is worth mentioning. Conner Weigman, sophomore quarterback for the Aggies, had an up-and-down game, throwing the first two interceptions of his Texas A&M football career (though neither were really his fault) and struggling against some of the looks that Miami DC Lance Guidry was throwing at him, especially in the second quarter.
Even so, Weigman was impressing with some of the throws he did make, both in a clean pocket and in the face of pressure, causing even color commentator Jesse Palmer to remark on his aerial acumen. Those throws were a source of consolation to Aggie fans even while the defense was making… multiple questionable decisions.
As it turns out, those throws would end up being part of a big day in total passing yardage—in fact, one of the biggest since Jimbo has been the head man for the Texas A&M football program. To be even more specific, Weigman’s 336 passing yards were the most in a road game since the Aggies traveled to play the Gamecocks in Columbia, South Carolina in Fisher’s first year at the helm. That day, Kellen Mond threw for 353 yards to barely edge out Will Muschamp’s South Carolina squad in an unanticipatedly tight contest.
This is really no moral victory—there’s no piece of this that’s like “hey, we might’ve won if…” But as Texas A&M football fans are watching closely for signs of progression—signs of life, even—on offense, such a statistic is worth mentioning. Even against one of the top DCs in the game, in a road environment, receiving no help from his run game, Weigman still piled up a number that hasn’t been seen in the Aggie program since 2018. His arrow is pointed up, folks. It’s on the team around him now—specifically, the other side of the ball—to match his level.