After upsetting Florida a week ago, Texas A&M football found a way to take down Mississippi State. What did we learn about these two teams?
A questionable offense met a questionable defense and good things happened for one maroon team in Starkville on Saturday, but it wasn’t the home team.
Texas A&M football’s defense stepped up and the Aggies found a way to beat Mississippi State, winning 28-14 in Starkville for the first time in the last four tries.
What did we learn about these two teams on Saturday afternoon at Mississippi State?
3. Will Rogers should be the go-to quarterback for MSU
I’m sorry KJ Costello, but it’s true. It is time for the Bulldogs to move on to the true freshman quarterback who was able to move down the field against a Texas A&M defense that we will discuss here in a minute.
Costello was 15-for-22 for 99 yards and an interception. He threw four interceptions a week ago against Kentucky. Doing that against an opportunistic Wildcat defense may not be that bad, but giving up an interception to the Aggie secondary that hasn’t been all that great this season is another thing.
He also fumbled against this Aggie defensive front that was all but exposed against Florida a week ago.
Will Rogers, on the other hand, was able to move down the field. He was 15-for-18 and a touchdown. He took care of the ball, improving from a week ago in which he threw two interceptions himself.
It’s time to move on from Costello and let Rogers really go to work from start to finish, just to see if he’s really the better option.