Biggest Plays from Win for Texas A&M Football over Carolina
Boy, but did Texas A&M football need that one. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was a win—and after three straight weeks without one, that had to feel good for the team. I know it did for Texas A&M football fans, especially with how dominant it felt for long stretches.
The Aggies fell behind early, and that led to great dissatisfaction from many Texas A&M football fans. The last three drives of the first half were all touchdowns, however, which was a welcome sight for Aggie fans. The defense began to settle in as well, and more than settle in—the Gamecocks had a total of -30 rushing yards at halftime. The second half saw a little more slippage on both sides of the ball—the Ags couldn’t quite convert in the red zone thanks to a combination of issues in execution and a couple of poor calls by the referees. Still, though, this ended up a decisive win.
So what are the biggest turning points from this game? Let’s take a look.
Fourth Down Attempts
One of the big things that many Texas A&M football fans noticed as a difference was the aggression on short-yardage fourth-down calls by the coaching staff. Texas A&M football went for it on fourth down twice in the first quarter alone, converting both times. This wasn’t necessarily a lay-down sure thing proposition, as the last few times the Aggies have tried to convert in short yardage it hasn’t gone well. It appears that Texas A&M football utilized the bye week well on this front, as they appear to have even added the much-requested QB sneak to the playbook! The third attempt of this kind, coming in the second quarter, led to a touchdown later on the drive.