GRAND FINALE: 5 observations from Texas A&M’s 38-23 upset win over No. 5 LSU

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sam Craft/AP/Shutterstock (13639199a) Texas A&M running back Devon Achane (6) breaks free from LSU safety Greg Brooks Jr. (3) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, in College Station, Texas LSU Texas A M Football, College Station, United States – 26 Nov 2022

GRAND FINALE: 5 observations from Texas A&M’s 38-23 upset win over No. 5 LSU

The Texas A&M Aggies finished their nightmare of a season with a 38-23 win over the LSU Tigers on Saturday night.

Here are our five observations on the A&M victory:

RB Devon Achane will be a steal in the 2023 NFL Draft: Achane has proven to be a top-tier playmaker for Texas A&M during his tenure in College Station. It has been evident throughout his time, but never more so than the performance he displayed during his last game for the maroon and white on Saturday night.

Achane rushed for 211 yards on 37 carries and two touchdowns for the Aggies. A stat line that the 12th Man has become familiar with during Achane’s time in Aggieland.

WR Moose Muhammad is for real: A one-handed touchdown grab wasn’t all that Moose did versus LSU on Saturday night. The sophomore receiver finished the night with five receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown.

Moose is doing his best to walk in the steps of his father, former NFL receiver Moose Muhammad II. 2023 could be a BIG year for Moose wearing maroon.

QB Conner Weigman is just getting started: Weigman was one of three starting quarterbacks for Texas A&M this season, and he was undoubtedly the arm with the highest upside. Good news for the 12th Man.

It was a disastrous season for the Aggies, but the future may be bright with Conner Weigman under center. The true freshman five-star quarterback showed great things in limited snaps this season.

Weigman threw the football 18 times on Saturday, completing 12 of those passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

More to see from WR Evan Stewart: The five-star receiver showed some good things in 2022 but lacked highlight-level play that some would expect from a five-star recruit.

Stewart caught four passes for only 42 yards versus LSU in the season finale. On the year, the freshman WR brought in 49 receptions for 607 yards and two touchdowns.

The Weigman-Stewart connection will need to find more chemistry if the Aggies hope to find success in the future.

It’s finally over: After reeling in the best recruiting class in program history, Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher is undoubtedly breathing a sigh of relief as the 2022 season comes to an end. A season in which the Aggies went 5-7. A season with no bowl-game trip for the Ags. It’s over.

Jimbo and the Aggie program have much work to do before 2023. The talent is there, and the roster will be impressive for A&M in 2023 … but will Jimbo hire an offensive mind and give up his play-calling duties? Time will tell …

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