The last time A&M shutout a road opponent was in 1975 against Kansas State. The last time they shut out any opponent was in non-conference play in 2004. Saturday’s game was the cherry on top of a steadily improving defense.
Get ya some, Chavis.
And how about Richard Moore?! The true freshman linebacker notched his first start of the season and responded with 9 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. More importantly, he showed something that has been severely lacking from the linebackers all season….instinct. He might not be the biggest or fastest guy on the defense, but he has a nose for the ball and continually found himself in the middle of the play on Saturday night.
Offensively, Kyle Allen had a very solid return. When healthy, he is one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC. On Saturday, he showed confidence and poise against a very solid Vandy defense. The same defense that had only been giving up 320 yards/game this year gave up 486 yards to A&M. Kyle Allen alone topped that yardage total with his 336 passing yards including this 95 yard bomb.
Despite the midseason skid, A&M has a chance to notch their first 10 win season since 2012. First things first, they need to get over the hump that is LSU. Then Sumlin can do what he does best – win bowl games.