No. 5 Texas A&M’s 10-7 win over the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday was far from pretty, but as many other teams found out, sometimes an ugly win is still vastly preferable to the alternative. Despite an early injury to starting QB Haynes King, early defensive struggles that led to the Buffs’ only touchdown, and an offense that sputtered seemingly all day until the final two drives, this was a game that seemed to have all of the hallmarks of a loss that would haunt the Aggies all season long (and for years to come, for fans). Instead, it’s a teachable moment, and something on the team to build on as they look to pile up more wins in a 2021 season with sky high expectations.
The Ags get a bit of a reprieve next week as they host New Mexico. It’s a good chance to catch their breath, try to get some positive offensive reps for Zach Calzada (assuming Haynes King is out for some time), and get things moving in a positive direction before they begin SEC play on Sept. 25 against Arkansas.