Texas A&M’s spring contest was graduate transfer Trevor Knight’s first game action with the program, and he didn’t disappoint. The former Oklahoma Sooner completed 25 of 36 passes for 282 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, and added a two-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter.
He appeared to have a firm grasp of coordinator Noel Mazzone’s system and impressed his new coach, Kevin Sumlin.
“We saw from Trevor he was able to operate in the pocket, but was also able to extend some plays with his legs and move around a little bit,” said Sumlin. “Which helps our protection, especially with the two (defensive) ends we have rushing. And when he moved around he was pretty accurate when he did it.”
While Knight’s performance was encouraging, not all quarterback news was positive for the Aggies.
Jake Hubenak, battling Knight for the No. 1 role, experienced flu-like symptoms on Saturday and only threw 10 passes — five of which he completed for 36 yards. The sophomore didn’t record a touchdown or interception.
Knight clearly outperformed Hubenak, but Sumlin doesn’t appear anxious to create a depth chart at their position: The 51-year-old coach said that, as of now, there’s no timetable for naming a starting quarterback.
“I don’t know,” he said regarding when he’ll choose between the two. “We’ll see. I haven’t thought about it since walking off the field. We’ll give it some time. I have to watch the video. I had a bad angle; I had the worst seat in the house. So we’ll see.”