COLLEGE STATION - Multiple words could be described when talking of Isaiah Spiller. Reliable has not been one. The freshman from Klein collected 60 yards on 30 carries and caused two fumbles over the course of three games.
Perhaps playing teams from Mississippi could be his calling card. Last week against Ole Miss, Spiller rushed for 78 yards and scored a 22-yard touchdown. Against Mississippi State, he produced similar results.
Spiller led the charge for A&M's ground game, collecting 90 yards and averaged 4.1 yards per run. Late in the third quarter, he'd add another touchdown on a 4-yard run.
"A lot of young contributions," A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Isaiah Spiller has another 90-yard day and plays excellent."
The youth movement continues to find a way to take control with Spiller leading the charge. Tight end Jalen Wydermyer finished with 67 yards and a touchdown while safety Demani Richardson forced a fumble in the second quarter.
Spiller, however, was expected to be a contributor during his freshman season. With the loss of Trayveon Williams to the NFL, the Aggies needed another workhorse. The loss of Jashaun Corbin to injury forced Spiller to mature quick.
Mixed results have been the case this season thus far. With two quality games, this could be the change the team has been hoping for.
"Isaiah was running really hard, especially in the first half. And we were able to stretch it wide and we are getting good blocks on the edge," quarterback Kellen Mond said. "Just being able to switch it up."
The hope is Spiller can produce consistently. Asking for 100-yard games is a tall task, but a high average to balance out the offense should do. As herald as last year's recruiting class was, the exception is high for the younger Aggies.
Spiller will be held to a different standard. Each snap is another building block to the future success of the program. For now, the veterans are happy he's preforming at a high level.
"Jalen was able to make a big play, Isaiah. So seeing those freshman grow from where they started and to now is pretty remarkable," Mond said.