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Salient Stats: Texas A&M vs. ACU

Numbers that tell the tale of the Aggies’ 38-10 win

Abilene Christian v Texas A&M Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Texas A&M looked sluggish at times, but ultimately dominated in a 38-10 win over the Abilene Christian Wildcats on Saturday’s 2023 home finale at Kyle Field. Let’s take a look at a few of the stats that told the story of how the game played out.

  • 1.000: Elijah Robinson’s win percentage as a head coach. FCS game or not, it’s a big moment for E-Rob in his coaching debut.
  • 4.4: Yards per pass attempt for ACU. For a secondary that has been maligned all season, they held the Wildcats in check through the air pretty much all day long.
  • 12: th Man Kickoff Team. Seeing the all-walk-on squad not only take the field, but make a big play, warmed the heart of every Aggie.
  • 26.7%: ACU’s third down conversion rate. The Aggie defense continues to be top 10 nationally in this statistic, which is a big reason why they’ve been as successful as they are.
  • 44: Non-offensive points scored by A&M opponents this season, with seven more coming via a defensive score by ACU on Saturday. A&M is currently ranked No. 26 in scoring defense nationally, but would be 6th if those non-offensive points were taken away.
  • 69.6%: Completion percentage for Jaylen Henderson. If there was one critique of Henderson in the Aggies win over Mississippi State last week, it was his pedestrian 57.9% completion rate, overthrowing several deep targets. He seemingly remedied that against ACU, connecting on several well-thrown downfield passes. While he was more contained on the ground, Henderson showed the ability to beat opponents through the air.
  • 100+: Rushing yards for Reuben Owens (106) and Receiving yards for Moose Muhammad III (104). Both players scored a touchdown as well. Seeing these two talented but somewhat underutilized players bust out for big games is a great sign for the Aggies’ future, both for the rest of 2023 and (hopefully) beyond.