Update: 9/3 – 11:34 p.m. ET
Well, we look dumb now.
Original post: 9/3 – 9:38 p.m. ET
Texas A&M is running all over UCLA Sunday night in the Rose Bowl.
The Aggies jumped out to a 28-point halftime lead behind a monster ground attack led by the speedy Trayveon Williams. Williams has a whopping 188 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries through two quarters. Williams broke off a 72-yard run early in the second quarter before he reeled off a 61-yard touchdown run just before halftime.
Williams’ long score increased A&M’s lead to 38-10 and elicited this hilarious sideline celebration.
When you’re playing at this high of a level, you can celebrate anyway you want.
A&M’s domination goes beyond Williams, too. The Aggies as a whole have 286 rushing yards and are averaging 7.9 yards per attempt. Senior Keith Ford has 77 yards on 14 carries and has reached the end zone three times.
The Aggies started redshirt freshman Nick Starkel at quarterback, and he has led the offense well. He’s completed only 5-of-9 passes for 49 yards, but hasn’t needed to use his arm much with the running attack chugging along. Five-star true freshman Kellen Mond also made his debut for the Aggies, mixing in a few series with Starkel. Mond rushed five times for 33 yards and was 1-of-3 throwing.
On the other side, UCLA QB Josh Rosen made his long-awaited return after missing most of 2016 with a shoulder injury. Rosen, with a ton of pressure in his face, has really struggled.
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