The Texas A&M Aggies knocked off the Missouri Tigers 35-14 in Columbia.
The Tiger defense, which couldn’t stop an offense made of the staff here at Team Speed Kills, got run over by Isaiah Spiller and company. The win props the Aggies to 5-2 on the season and 2-2 within the SEC. The loss drops Mizzou to 3-4 and 0-3 within the SEC.
The game went sideways for Missouri on the first drive. Connor Bazelak threw an atrocious pick and A&M took over deep in Tiger territory. Zach Calzada found Ainias Smith on 3rd and goal and it was quickly 7-0.
The next Missouri drive saw them try to draw the Aggies offside on 4th down and then punt. An interesting call from Eliah Drinkwitz, as he is usually aggressive in these 4th and short situations. Along with the fact with this defense, there is no difference between a 30-yard drive and 90 yards. The Aggies proceeded to go 89 yards in five plays as Isaiah Spiller went 49 yards for the touchdown.
Another Tiger 3-and-out and once again the Aggies just marched the ball down the field. Runs by Devon Achane of 20 yards, 19 yards, and then 20 yards for an A&M touchdown made it 21-0 and the game was over.
Bazelak proceeded to throw another pick toward the end of the first and that drive ended with a missed field goal by Seth Small
Much like the Tennessee game for the Tigers, it was an ugly first quarter. On the first three drives, the Aggie offensive line was just bullying Mizzou for an average of 13.7 yards per carry. The Tigers did try and make it a game after the 1st quarter. When it was time to get stops though the defense couldn’t get it done. Calzada was able to convert a 3rd and 17 with a nice read and throw when the Tigers cut it to 28-14, and eventually, the Aggies found the endzone again to put the game completely out of reach.
Calzada was not as sharp as last week but made some key throws to keep the chains moving as he went 13-25 148 yards and two touchdowns. Spiller took 20 carries for 168 yards and Achane got the ball 16 times for 124 yards in complete domination by the Aggie run. On the Tiger side, Connor Bazelak struggled again going 29-42 for only 230 yards and two interceptions. Tyler Badie had one very nice 32-yard touchdown run but was held in check as his other 21 carries only went for 36 yards.
Texas A&M will look to keep things rolling against South Carolina next week while Missouri gets an opponent that might not run for 200 yards as they are on a bye week.