Aggies Run Away With 2018 Taxslayer Bowl
The 2018 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl brought the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Texas A&M Football to Jacksonville, Florida and TIAA Bank Field and My9oh4 was there keeping our NCAA Football Fans #LockedIN.
Jimbo Fisher came to Jacksonville, Florida with a game plan and a mission and on Monday night, the Texas A&M Aggies showed the world that they were in it to win it. From the first series that ended with a Kellen Mond Touchdown scamper to the Taxslayer Rushing record performance of Trayveon Williams, it was RUN RUN RUN Aggies… all the way to the TROPHY!
Williams ran for 236 yards and three touchdowns, smashing a 30-year-old school record and carrying No. 20 Texas A&M to a 52-13 victory against North Carolina State in the Gator Bowl on Monday night.
The Aggies (No. 19 CFP) ended 2018 with a four-game winning streak and broke a three-game postseason skid. It was the first bowl victory for most of Texas A&M’s roster, including Williams.
It also capped an impressive inaugural season for coach Jimbo Fisher in Aggieland.
“The most important thing is we got that bowl win, that bowl win that we’ve been missing out on the last four or five seasons,” Williams said. “We got that. We’re definitely molding and showing this program is going in a new direction.”
Williams earned MVP honors, a potential final curtain call for his college career. The junior is expected to leave school early and enter the NFL draft.
He said afterward he’s still contemplating his future, but no one could blame him for turning pro after the way he closed out the season.
Williams ran for 829 yards and eight scores during Texas A&M’s final four games, all wins. His performance against the Wolfpack gave him 1,760 yards for the season, topping Darren Lewis’ previous Texas A&M mark of 1,692 set in 1988.
Williams had 61 yards rushing in the first half and then got rolling in the third quarter. He carried five times for 82 yards on one drive, including a 17-yard touchdown run . He topped that with a 93-yard scoring run on Texas A&M’s ensuing drive.