Brotherly TD Connection for Texas A&M Football
On the first possession for Texas A&M football out of the half, there was a lot of tension. Many of the Maroon and White faithful had to be absolutely sick after seeing an injury to star QB Conner Weigman late in the first half. Aggie fans had to have a bit of optimism, though, due to the quality of the backup QB Max Johnson, but it’s not like he had absolutely lit it up in his backup duty against UNM and ULM.
Even so, Johnson didn’t blink. He led a quick and efficient Aggie drive down to the red zone, showing decisiveness in his reads and placing the ball well. This all culminated in a beautiful little TE wheel route play where Jake Johnson, Max’s little brother, caught a short pass from the Aggie backup and took it into the end zone, absorbing some contact right by the pylon in the process.
It was at this point where you could feel the momentum swinging right back into the hands of the Aggies. Things had felt like they were slipping away ever since the end of the first quarter, and such a drive—showcasing effective passing from the Aggie QB—had to both energize A&M’s offense and demoralize Auburn’s defense. The Aggies were now back in control, firmly so.
Johnson would dial up another impressive drive, where the Aggie running game would begin their own late-game breakout, on the next possession. He capped that one off with an amazingly beautiful pass to Evan Stewart, right into the bucket, for a long touchdown. Texas A&M football had firm control of this game—at least for the moment.