Weigman and the Offense Continue to Show Improvement
In the second quarter, it often felt like things were just way too hard for this offensive unit for Texas A&M football. This is when I began to get that sinking feeling that I had all-too-often in 2022; that the game was slipping away and there wasn’t much we could do about it.
Of course, the game did slip away, but I was impressed with A&M’s offensive response. This was the most points Texas A&M had scored in a road game since playing Missouri in October of 2021, and the highest yardage total in a road game since playing Tennessee in 2020. You could see this as a bit of damning-with-faint-praise—which, to be fair, it is—but improvement is improvement. The ability to respond when your team is feeling completely deflated and momentum has totally shifted to your opponent is not something we have seen out of many Aggie offenses lately. So even though it didn’t end up getting them back in the game, due to the defensive struggles, that’s something to take with us as we move forward.
Plus, Weigman was absolutely dazzling with several of those throws. Even both interceptions were not necessarily bad on his part; the first one was a result of Ainias falling down, and the second one was an outstanding diving play by the Miami corner when Weigman had to take a chance on 4th and goal. But he was throwing absolute lasers when he needed to, and also softly layering in the ball exactly where it needed to be when the situation called for it.
Another silver lining: the West is way, way wide open right now, and this is not a conference loss. If the Aggies can bounce back, fix some of the issues on the defensive back end, and keep improving up front offensively, there’s still a lot ahead of this Texas A&M football team. Those are a couple of big ‘ifs’, however.
Buckle up, everyone.