Texas A&M is merely 24 hours away from their primetime matchup vs. the 13th-ranked Miami Hurricanes, slated to kick off Saturday night at 8:00 PM Central on ESPN, as newly named starting quarterback Max Johnson will make his first start for the team under the bright lights of Kyle Field.
Coming off of one of their most shocking losses in program history against Appalachian State last Saturday, multiple starters on offense and defense missed the contest vs. the Mountaineers, which may have had something to do with their lackluster performance throughout the afternoon. On Monday, Aggies head man Jimbo Fisher spoke to the local media during his annual weekly press conference, detailing what the injury report looks like in its present state.
Here’s some great news to start: Nothing has changed as far as the status of returning players goes, meaning that as of Friday, starting center Bryce Foster, cornerback Jaylon Jones, defensive linemen McKinnley Jackson and Walter Nolan, and tight end Max Wright should all be good to go for Saturday’s game, while middle linebacker Andre White Jr. is expected to sit out for the second consecutive week.
For Miami, news dropped on Thursday that Hurricane’s Wide receiver Xavier Restrepo, who leads the team in catches (11), targets (12), and receiving yards (172), will miss Saturday’s nights game due to a foot injury. This could be huge news for Texas A&M’s secondary as Saturday quickly approaches.