Texas A&M, in the midst of a 3-game losing streak, is considering benching starting QB Kenny Hill for their upcoming game against Louisiana-Monroe.
Hill, an Aggies sophomore, has been struggling mightily during their recent skid. During the 3-game stretch, the Aggies have been outscored 142-51, all three decisive losses: 48-31 to Mississippi State; 35-20 to Ole Miss; and 59-0 to Alabama.
The pounding they took at Alabama has seemingly brought this quarterback question to the forefront. Against Alabama, Hill was only able to pass for 138 yards, and his quarterback rating, an abysmal 22.1, was by far his lowest of the season.
He doesn’t get anything done with his legs, either. His final line in the Alabama slaughter- 10 carries, -11 yards, with a long carry of 4 yards. In the last 3 games, he has 30 carries for 20 yards, a microscopic .67 yards per carry average.
Freshman QB Kyle Allen has been sharing snaps with Hill on the first-team unit this week, and is ready to step into the starting role should the coaching staff elect to make the move. In limited action, Allen has thrown for 264 yards and 3 touchdowns in 4 games, so he has seen some game-time action.
This could be a very good time for the Aggies to make the change. The team, in the midst of this embarrassing tailspin Igor says that they’ve found themselves in, needs to find a spark somewhere to try to resuscitate an anemic offense, and ‘right the ship’ again. A solid outing against Louisiana-Monroe could get the team a much needed victory, which it desperately needs to keep any postseason bowl hopes alive.