Reacting to Dominant Win for Texas A&M Football
For anyone who thinks that this Texas A&M football team has given up on this season, I would like to present these two exhibits.
This team is having fun. We are having fun. For just one night, let’s give all the hot seat talk a rest. Let’s keep away from wondering whether this should have been the starting QB the whole time. Let’s just enjoy this victory.
This was a complete game, on both offense and defense. Special teams was a wash, as the opening kickoff return was pretty bad, but Bond was nails most of the night and Constantinou looked solid the whole game. The pressure was there, even if gaudy sack numbers weren’t. There were a few too many long runs given up, but for the most part, the pressure was stifling and ever-present. The Bulldogs were held to 5 YPA passing and under 50% completion. There were three, almost four interceptions pulled in by this defense for Texas A&M football. This was a great defensive performance, all things considered.
But let’s talk about that offense. That’s what the offense can be—that and more!—when the athletes are playing free and unencumbered. THE MOST POINTS IN A HOME CONFERENCE GAME SINCE 2013. Who would’ve guessed that coming into the night? I mean, MSU’s defense is bad, but not as bad as some defenses the Aggies have played in that stretch.
Henderson was great at being decisive and pulling the trigger quickly—perhaps one of the most underrated aspects of Weigman’s game when compared to Max Johnson, especially. As a result, the ball was coming out fast and you had Ainias, Jahdae, and more catching passes in the open field. And both Henderson and Reed showcased some great zip on the passes they were throwing, too. I was of the opinion previously that if Henderson were the starter in Death Valley two weeks from now, the Aggies’ chances were slim to none. Now, I don’t exactly feel amazing about the prospect, but I feel a whole heck of a lot better than I did before. That LSU defense is embarrassingly bad, and they can be had.
That’s for tomorrow and going forward, though. Let’s take time to savor this one.