Texas A&M Football: 3 takeaways from defensive-led win vs. Auburn

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Texas A&M football beat Auburn 20-3, behind a strong defensive performance, and now really controls its own destiny. What did we learn about the Aggies in this one?

The Aggies went into this game knowing it was one of the biggest of their season and they lived up to the hype on at least one side of the ball.

Things didn’t go the greatest on the offensive side, which we will discuss soon, but things on the defensive side of the ball were amazing. Texas A&M football got its first win at home against Auburn since joining the SEC.

What did we learn from this game on Saturday afternoon in College Station?

3. Zach Calzada is literally made of iron

Texas A&M struggled on the offensive side of the ball, only putting up 12 points through four field goals. That being said, Zach Calzada showed his toughness once again after he had to come out due to an injury to his shoulder and found his way back onto the field to carry his team to victory, or at least to do enough to support his defense who really paved the way for this game to be a victory for the Aggies — something that we will discuss momentarily.

This looked a lot like the Alabama matchup, where Calzada found himself with a knee injury, but came back and led his team down the field to set up the game-winning field goal.

Things were looking grim with this shoulder injury though as it looked like the entire left side of his upper body was not functional but Calzada found his way back and that is all Aggie fans could have asked for. The kid is one of the toughest players to ever wear Maroon and White.

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