In what was a much stronger win than many expected, Texas A&M football blew past South Carolina 30-6. What did we learn from this one?
In a game dominated by the Aggies in nearly every facet, Texas A&M pulled out a 24-point victory over the Gamecocks of South Carolina who have struggled with consistency throughout the season.
Now, the Aggies have that coveted seventh win of the season, locking up a winning campaign once again. They have yet to have a losing season since joining the SEC and that won’t be changing this year.
My honorable mention takeaway? Kellen Mond isn’t NFL-ready, but man has he been one tough man throughout the season taking hit after hit.
So, on that note, what did we learn from this matchup with South Carolina that gave the Aggies that seventh win?
3. Field goals won’t win bigger games, you need touchdowns
Yes, the Aggies did get touchdowns in this one. However, they also had multiple times in which the drive stalled and they were forced to go for the field goal. That is extremely disheartening against a team like South Carolina who hasn’t been all that great in the red zone defensively.
Look who is coming up next: Georgia and LSU on the road. Field goals won’t win those games. They won’t even keep the game within striking distance, especially against the highflying offense that LSU has put up this season.
With the right amount of defense, the Georgia matchup could go the Aggies way if they end up pointing the amount of offense they had in this one come to the end of the game into it, but overall this offense still has a lot of work to do.