The Texas A&M Aggies scored five rushing touchdowns en route to a 62-3 romp over Lamar.
The Aggies played host to the lowly Cardinals, who were hardly ever in the game from start to finish. They could not handle the Ags at all, as A&M averaged 8.4 yards per play, 6.6 yards per carry and 15.8 yards per completion in the blowout win in College Station.
In place of the injured Jashaun Corbin, freshman Isaiah Spiller had a standout night. The former four-star recruit rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns. He needed only 14 carries to allot those 116 yards, giving him a robust 8.3 yards per carry on the night.
He was the leading rusher on both sides, as it looks like the Aggie running game won’t miss a beat. He was one of four players to score rushing touchdowns Saturday evening. He, along with Jacob Kibodi, Cordarrian Richardson and quarterback Kellen Mond all found the end zone on the ground.
Under center, Mond threw for 317 yards on a 20-for-28 day through the air. He tossed one touchdown to the uber-talented Jhamon Ausbon, but also got tagged for an interception. That aside, he did play a relatively mistake free game. He wasn’t sacked once, keeping that number down to just two times on the year so far. As the focal point of the offense, Mond will have to keep that number down and play as cleanly as he can.
Zach Calzada and James Foster each stepped in and threw the football as well. Calzada and Foster combined to go 6-for-13 for 93 yards, with Calzada throwing two touchdowns. One went to Ainias Smith, and the other went to Jalen Wydermyer. Kendrick Rogers couldn’t pull in a touchdown pass, but was tied with Smith for the lead in receptions and had 83 yards, 26 behind Ausbon’s game-high 109.
Camron Buckley was the fourth Aggie to hit at least 60 receiving yards on the night, as he had, well, 60 receiving yards.
At 2-1 on the year, Texas A&M is looking pretty stout, with their lone loss coming to the Clemson Tigers. Their next task will be participating in their first SEC game of the season. They’ll play host to the Auburn Tigers next Saturday afternoon in College Station for what should be a barnburner.