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Texas A&M is now the No. 1 defense in the country

Another dominant defensive performance leads to some eye-popping stats

NCAA Football: New Mexico at Texas A&M Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M cruised to an easy 34-0 victory on Saturday over the New Mexico Lobos thanks in no small part to another impressive showing by the Aggie defense. And their performance is showing up in a big way on the stat sheet, with A&M now ranked as the NO. 1 DEFENSE IN THE COUNTRY in both scoring defense and passing defense.

The Aggies are giving up only 5.7 points per game through three games this season, and even more incredibly, are allowing only 77.3 yards passing per game.

This defense will face it’s first major test of the season as they travel to Arlington to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks next Saturday. The Hogs are tied for the No. 21 offense in the country with Alabama at 41 points per game, and have the No. 8 rushing offense, just ahead of Kent State (who the Aggies faced in their season opener).

A few stats to illustrate the Aggies newest dominant defensive outing:

  • 52: Minutes of game time that passed before New Mexico amassed 100 total yards
  • 35: Number of Power 5 teams who allowed more points yesterday than the Aggies have all season.
  • 9: New Mexico first downs
  • 7: The number of consecutive quarters that A&M has shut out their opponent
  • 1.4: The number of yards New Mexico averaged per pass
  • 0: Times the Lobos got inside the Texas A&M 40 yard line