Texas A&M headed to the Playoff? Paul Finebaum pumps the brakes on the Aggie hype train
With three straight wins, Texas A&M has built some momentum after a rough start highlighted by a loss to Alabama, which followed a sub-par effort against Vanderbilt.
SEC Network host Paul Finebaum weighed in on the Aggie hype, but is not yet on the bandwagon. Finebaum shared his thoughts on “The Roundtable” on WJOX 94.5 in Birmingham, Alabama.
“I’m not there yet,” Finebaum said. “I will say Jimbo Fisher has done a really good job of reversing the early trends of this season. I think we did read too much into the Alabama loss, and I was impressed by Arkansas, and I think they’re heading toward a really good season, but I’m not ready to put them in the playoffs yet.”
Several of the Aggies key players had big games against Arkansas. Kellen Mond threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, and Jalen Wydermyer had a career-high 92 yards receiving with two touchdowns. Ainias Smith ran for a touchdown and caught a TD pass in the first half.
Mond threw TD passes of 35, 6 and 15 yards. He also dipped into the record books with 32 yards rushing to give him 10,015 yards of total offense in his career, which passed 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (9,989), who played just two seasons, for the most in school history.