Mandatory Credit: Photo by Artie Walker Jr/AP/Shutterstock (13486702h) Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher gestures during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against South Carolina, in Columbia, S.C Texas A M South Carolina Football, Columbia, United States – 22 Oct 2022
The Texas A&M Aggies lost their third straight game Saturday night while visiting the Gamecocks in Columbia, resulting in a disastrous 3-4 season to date.
- Corn Dogs were More Entertaining
The SEC Network television crew covering the Texas A&M/South Carolina game on Saturday night ultimately found themselves more infatuated with corn dogs and a full spread of ‘fair food’ rather than the game on the field.
Was “corn dog” said 94+ times during the broadcast? Yes. Given the product on the field, who could blame them?
In a battle of SEC bottom feeders, eye-widening plays came from the state fair concessions rather than the gridiron.
- False Start for you and False Start for you!
Texas A&M received its seventh false start penalty of the game late in the fourth quarter of action against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The big men up-front have struggled mightily throughout the 2022 season for the maroon and white.
The offensive line struggled to create running lanes for RB Devon Achane; they failed to consistently protect QB Haynes King and ultimately made pre-snap mistakes, as Tim McGraw would say, “over and over again” throughout the night against the Gamecocks.
- Aggies Best Offense? A Stout Defense
Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M offense have been an embarrassment to Aggies everywhere in 2022. Not much changed Saturday in Columbia. Quarterback Haynes King looked flustered often. Head coach Jimbo Fisher was screaming from the sideline frequently.
Luckily, the Aggie defense provided a short field multiple times for a lackluster A&M offense, keeping them in this battle between basement-dwelling SEC programs.
- Weigman Time in Aggieland
LSU transfer quarterback Max Johnson was serviceable for Jimbo and the Aggies before going down with an injury to his throwing arm earlier in the season. Quarterback Haynes King, who initially won the starting job for A&M, was quite frankly never going to be the answer. That became evident early and often in 2022.
Flash forward to the fourth quarter of Texas A&M’s matchup with South Carolina-an injury sustained by King resulted in the world’s first look at freshman QB Conner Weigman, a five-star recruit out of Cypress, Texas. There was nothing spectacular about Weigman’s performance off the bench, but in what has become a throw-away season for Jimbo’s Aggies- it’s time for A&M to find out what they have in the young man.
- The Road Goes on Forever.. And it doesn’t get Easier
No rest for the weary or for members of the SEC West. The Aggies’ next opponent? Number 7 Ole Miss- who will undoubtedly be looking for blood following their first loss of the year at the hands of Brian Kelly and LSU.