Weigman and Stewart Will Light It Up For Texas A&M Football
I think this game is a big chance for Weigman to continue to accrue what have been stellar numbers thus far. His 4 total touchdowns per game leads the SEC so far in the season, which is impressive considering the fact that some teams even in the Aggies’ own division have yet to face off against a Power Five squad.
He’s shown an ability to sling it even in the face of heavy pressure, which he has faced in both of his first two games as the Aggie signal caller in 2023. His outstanding knack for making pinpoint throws under pressure, demonstrated anticipation, and dogged refusal to give up in the face of overwhelming odds project well for Weigman to be the best quarterback to don the Maroon and White since Manziel took home the Heisman. Weigman, of course, looks to be an even better NFL prospect than Johnny was, even in his limited sample size, due to the traits I’ve just outlined.
One guy who has played a huge role so far in the season, but has somehow flown under the radar all the same, is Evan Stewart. He’s the second-leading receiver in the SEC but didn’t catch a touchdown against Miami, leaving his total at two for the season. Noah Thomas’s breakout performance against the New Mexico Lobos was the talk of the town in week 1, so Stewart’s fantastic outing that day got a little less press. But when you watch the tape and you see plays like that deep ball that he caught against the Hurricanes, you are just left wowed. The ability to adjust to the ball in the air like that while walling off the defender is sublime, and Stewart executed that perfectly.
I think that flying under the radar factor will change this Saturday. Though Thomas is a red zone nightmare for opposing defenses due to his size, Stewart occupies that same echelon due to his stop-and-start ability, explosiveness, and sound technique. I think he will be the receiver everyone is talking about come Sunday. I can see him catching two or even three touchdowns against the Warhawks.