Best players yet to face Texas A&M football: #2 – Spencer Rattler
Though the Gamecocks are only 2-4 at the time of writing, it’s not for fault of good quarterback play. Spencer Rattler has been absolutely killing it this year, even behind one of the leakier offensive lines you’ll see in the conference. For example, North Carolina sacked Rattler 9 times, but he still somehow completed 77% of his passes.
QBR hasn’t been kind to Rattler because of its emphasis on rushing, and the amount of sacks he’s taken counts against him in that department, but simply watching the Gamecocks offense this year will display Rattler’s acumen. Rattler currently averages 287.3 yards on 32.2 attempts per game, completing 73.6% of his passes for 8.9 YPA.
His placement on deep balls, especially to Xavier Legette (who should likely be an honorable mention on this list), is a definite area of concern for Texas A&M football fans as they contemplate how they match up with the Gamecock offense.
South Carolina has a sneaky amount of offensive weapons, but fellow big-play receiver Juice Wells injured his foot against Georgia and won’t face off against the Aggies in Kyle next week. True freshman and former five star Nyck Harbor is starting to find his footing out wide. The Aggies will have their hands full with the South Carolina receiving corps unless they are able to consistently pressure Rattler—which, with their pass rush, I feel good about.