Texas A&M looked very good Saturday night, defeating #15 Arizona State 38-17. Aggies quarterback Kyle Allen had a strong outing throwing for 198 yards and two touchdown passes and looked like the starting quarterback moving forward. Freshman Kyler Murray got his fair share of playing time at QB, rushing for 69 yards and adding 49 in the air.
Freshman Christian Kirk had a very big game in his debut, catching six passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. Kirk also returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown.
Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici threw for 199 yards and a touchdown. D.J. Foster didn’t look like his usual self, finishing with six receptions for 48 yards and didn’t even lead his team in receiving. Ellis Jefferson finished with four receptions for 69 yards.
The Aggies defense looked much improved under new defensive coordinator John Chavis. The team held the Sun Devils to just 291 yards of total offense.
Texas A&M scored on a Kyle Allen pass to Tra Carson at the end of the first quarter for the first points of the game. Kirk added his punt return at the beginning of the second to make it a 14-0 game. Bercovici answered with a touchdown pass of his own to make it a seven point game at the half. The Aggies added a field goal in the third, while the Sun Devils added a 19-yard TD run from Bercovici.
It was all Texas A&M in the fourth with the team scoring three touchdowns to give the Aggies the blowout win.