Texas A&M football lost its starting quarterback in the second drive of the game to a lower leg injury and things went awry pretty quickly on offense. However, they are thankful for a strong showing by their defense to put together a winnable game.
What did we learn about Texas A&M and their likely new starting quarterback?
Let’s start with him.
3. Zach Calzada is a work in progress
Zach Calzada took the place of Haynes King after an injury and things began to fall apart for the offense. He finished 18-for-38 for 183 yards and one touchdown — that one touchdown being a big-time gamechanger though. He looked lost for much of the game and many were questioning how he was able to even participate in the quarterback competition this fall.
However, he was able to settle in at least a bit and was able to shake off the bad throws and miscues — looking at you, goal-line fumble — to march his team down the field for a game-winner caught by Isaiah Spiller.
All that being said, the Aggies are going to need to give Calzada quite a bit of practice for the weeks leading up to SEC play beginning in two weeks. The Aggies have New Mexico next week and that could be a struggle if Calzada doesn’t figure it out and then they have Arkansas and Mississippi State before Alabama comes to town.
Calzada has time to figure it out, but at the same time, he doesn’t. This offense has got to mesh together by next week if this team wants to be undefeated when Alabama comes to Kyle Field.