Christian Kirk caught only five passes on Saturday, but he had 106 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns as the Texas A&M Aggies rolled to a 67-0 win over the nearby Prairie View A&M Panthers.
Kirk was one of 13 Aggies to catch a pass on Saturday as Aggie quarterback Trevor Knight completed 21-of-37 passes for 344 yards, with 3 touchdowns and an interception. The Aggies racked up 672 yards of total offense for an average of 7.7 yards per play, while holding the Panthers to just 205 yards on 3.0 yards per play.
That said, the Aggies did get off to a slow start — the Aggies’ first drive stalled inside the 10 and they had to settle for a field goal, while their second series ended with a punt. But after that, Texas A&M would score on 8 of their next 9 possessions, capped by a Nick Harvey punt return touchdown to give them a 58-0 lead in the third quarter.
Basically, this was just a straight-up domination from start to finish. What did we learn?
- The SEC is a lot better than the SWAC. Okay, we already knew that, but Prairie View is one of the better teams in the SWAC and they couldn’t even stay in the game. This game just really drove home how big of a gap that is.
- The Aggies might be in trouble if Trevor Knight gets hurt. Okay, okay, I do have something. Jake Hubenak went 5-for-11 for 50 yards in relief of Knight. Against Prairie View. Now we see why Kevin Sumlin really wanted to bring in a graduate transfer to take the quarterback job.
- There is no number three. Seriously, how much do you want to read into a 67-0 win over an FCS team? At least this wasn’t close, unlike Georgia.