While the aforementioned “little trouble” came in the first half, A&M blew by them the rest of the way to win 45-14 over the Roadrunners. The win brings the Aggies up to 6-3 on the season, meaning they are officially bowl eligible.
The star of the day for the Aggies was running back Isaiah Spiller. The dynamic Spiller rushed for 217 yards and found the end zone three times. Both marks are season highs for the freshman back, eclipsing the 116 yards he had against Lamar and the two touchdowns he had against Lamar, as well.
Spiller was the man who got the Ags on the board first with a 60-yard rushing touchdown at the 8:05 mark in the first quarter. That score was an answer to Lowell Narcisse’s rushing touchdown that put UTSA out in front early. In the third quarter, Spiller scored his two other touchdowns, one on a 50-yard dash and the other on an eight-yard scamper. His first touchdown was the start of a 45-point run that took until the 4:53 mark of the fourth quarter to be answered by the adversary.
Spiller was not the only Aggie to get into the end zone, of course. Cordarrian Richardson followed up Spiller’s first score with a 19-yard run to break the tie near the end of the first quarter. Then, Jalen Wydermyer scored with 22 seconds left in the second quarter to thrust the lead up to 21-7. Following Spiller’s two scoring punches, Kellen Mond powered into the end zone at the 13:19 mark.
The Aggies’ 45-point run was capped off by a 45-yard field goal by one Seth Small.
Zach Calzada came into the game late to sub in for Mond, who went 16-for-21 for 211 yards and a touchdown on the day. Calzada went four-for-seven for 27 yards, but threw a pick six to Dadrian Taylor that gave UTSA the score that ended the Aggies’ 45-point run.
After their upcoming BYE week, the Aggies will turn their attention to the South Carolina Gamecocks on November 16.