The Texas A&M Aggies got off on the right foot in their season opener.
The Aggies had a slow start, but ultimately took Kent State down, 41-10. It’s their fourth season-opening win in a row, having not eaten a loss in the first week since UCLA in 2017.
A&M got off to a very slow start in this game. They held just a 10-3 lead going into the half, and at one point were only up 13-3. But a scoring barrage began halfway through the third quarter. The Aggies would score on an 85-yard pick-six by Leon O’Neal. Devon Achaene would tack on another score with a 63-yard rushing touchdown. He’d later add the last score of the game, and sandwiched in there was a 14-yard reception by star receiver Ainias Smith., who had a receiving TD start the scoring earlier.
New quarterback Haynes King had a chaotic game. King threw for two touchdowns to Smith but also threw three interceptions. He did complete 21 passes for 292 yards as well but was obviously a bit all over the place. He will obviously have to clean that up as A&M’s season progresses, especially with all the hype around them.
Achane and Isaiah Spiller stood out on the ground, meanwhile. The duo combined for 237 yards on 29 carries. As a team, the Aggies ran for 303 yards on 42 rushing attempts on the night. This was a very strong showing for a unit that will no doubt be one of the best in the SEC this season.
A&M will giddy-up to play former Big 12 rival Colorado next Saturday in Denver.