How Did the Offense for Texas A&M Football Statistically Change Over the 2023 Season?

Looking at the numbers for Texas A&M football's offense last year; was it really as bad as it was cracked up to be?

Nov 25, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  LSU Tigers defensive end Da'Shawn Womack (16) sacks
Nov 25, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers defensive end Da'Shawn Womack (16) sacks / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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Using SP+ To Analyze The Offense for Texas A&M Football in 2023

In the course of the 2023 season, there were a lot of ups and downs for Texas A&M football. Things started off gangbusters with the New Mexico game; there was disappointment and angst following the Miami loss, but fans were still hopeful the issues could be fixed. After Weigman went down with injury, the Aggie faithful began to become more and more disillusioned, however—especially after the frustrating loss to Alabama.

There was a lot of dialogue about what exactly the issue was with this Aggie team. It seemed like the offense was doing great early on; then the defense had the bottom fall out against Miami. Then, it seemed like that side of the ball recovered, only to have the offense suddenly fall off a cliff. Slowly, the offense seemed to improve once again, even through two QB injuries, but two of the final four games saw the defense falter once more.

So what happened? What was the real issue that was keeping this Texas A&M football team from reaching their potential? Did they actually reach their potential, and the impression that they could have done more is flawed?

I think the numbers can aid us here. In this article, I’ll take a look at the team, both from a week-to-week basis via the changing of their SP+ rating, and situating this specific squad’s performance against other years.