COLLEGE STATION – – Most of the time, one player won’t decide the winner of a game, but doing well could pay off in the long run. This is what Texas A&M hopes for as the team heads into a big week in its season.
A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said that offensive lineman Bryce Foster would return to practice on Monday after missing the last two games with an “unknown injury.” Fisher did not say whether or not Foster would play against No. 12 Miami on Saturday (FL).
“We’ll see how healthy he is and how to fit he is,” Fisher said on Monday.
During his first season, Foster played centre in all 12 games. The 6’5″, 325-pound lineman did a great job of blocking the pass and got better at blocking the run on the way to an 8-4 record.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) September 18, 2022
Foster was named to the 2021 SEC All-Freshman team because of his hard work. Fisher said before fall camp that both Foster and redshirt freshman Matthew Wykoff had done well working with the first-team offence and would get a fair chance to win the job.
Fisher said, “Both [Bryce] and Matthew will be in there all week.” “We’ll have to judge how well they play next week.”
Before Saturday’s game against the Hurricanes, the No. 24 Aggies (1-1) will need to step up their game (2-0). Last week, when the team lost 17-14 to Appalachian State, the front seven of the Mountaineers made it hard for the offensive line to find a good balance.
The only time A&M scored on a run was when Devon Achane went 26 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Aggies averaged 3.4 yards per carrying in their 31-0 win over Sam Houston.
Since Fisher moved to College Station, A&M’s running game has been stable. Last season, both Isaiah Spiller and Achane averaged at least 5.5 yards per play and ran for more than 900 yards. Spiller, All-American offensive lineman Kenyon Green, and left tackle Jahmir Johnson all left A&M for the NFL Draft during the offseason.
Fisher also said that during practice, the Aggies would “try everything” at quarterback. Haynes King, the team’s starting quarterback, had trouble again working in the middle of the field. He threw for 95 yards and averaged 4.9 yards per pass.
In the second quarter, King ran for 31 yards, which was his best play. During the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss, A&M fans started chanting “We want [Max] Johnson,” hoping that Fisher would give the LSU transfer a chance to play.
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