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Week Five's Overnight Sensation: Moose Muhammad III, Wide Receiver

October 3, 2022
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Each Monday during the 2022 Texas A&M football season, we’ll identify a first or second-year Aggie player who delivered an exceptional performance over the weekend and earned the distinction of being the week’s ‘Overnight Sensation.’


Moose with the juice.

With star wide receiver Ainias Smith sidelined with a season-ending injury, Texas A&M needed members of its receiving corps to step up.

In the Aggies’ disappointing loss in Starkville against Mississippi State, Muhsin “Moose” Muhammad III emerged as the team’s leading receiver and recorded the first 100-yard receiving game of his career.

Before Saturday, the wideout only had one reception against Sam Houston in the season opener. Last week against Arkansas, Muhammad caused a couple of penalties and had a crucial drop in what looked to be an easy touchdown pass.

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Last season, Muhammad was tied for second on the team with four touchdown receptions. 

Yet, Muhammad bounced back against the Bulldogs, recording six receptions for 119 yards and his first touchdown of the season. 

Though there were minimal signs of life on offense, A&M’s and Muhammad’s longest catch of the day was a 36-yarder in the third quarter, which also happened to be the team’s first third-down conversion. 

Later in the drive, the sophomore had a nice 18-yard grab over a Bulldog defender to score A&M’s first touchdown.

Due to Smith’s injury, the North Carolina native also took on punt return duties but looks to improve after only tallying 22 yards.

Whether it's Max Johnson or Haynes King at quarterback, production from Muhammad is now a necessary component for the Aggies to succeed in the SEC.

Muhammad’s stats vs. Mississippi State
Receptions: 6
Targets: 10
Yards: 119
Touchdowns: 1
Average per catch: 19.83

Muhammad’s 2022 stats
Receptions: 7
Targets: 13
Yards: 135
Touchdowns: 1
Average per catch: 19.29

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Week Five's Overnight Sensation: Moose Muhammad III, Wide Receiver

1,808 Views | 2 Replies | Last: 2 mo ago by Cotton79
AgOutsideAustin
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Did the same thing last year came in and made a great TD catch. Was the overnight sensation then too I believe but I might be wrong.

Jimbo doesn't give him enough plays ( yes I saw the Hog game ).
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Consistency... not of the player, per se, but of the system. I'm excited to see what Muhsin Muhammed can do once he's fully ingrained as a "1," yet he will need a consistent QB, too, in order to fully develop. Ainias Smith was developed, fully. Yes, he had multiple QBs, but that was spread over three+ seasons, which allowed him a chance to round-out his overall game. Moose just hasn't had that opportunity yet.

I like Muhammed's game, I really do. The Aggie offense needs him now more than ever. I just hope that we can gain consistency in "the system" so that we can take full advantage of Muhsin's game.


PS: I played football in Odessa with a guy who we also called "Moose" early on: Daryl Hunt. From Permian, he went on to OU and became and 2-time All American LB, and then went to the NFL where he played (I think) eight seasons for the then Houston Oilers. By about his Jr year at Permian, however, he let it be known that he really didn't like the nickname he earned as a kid. He was just Daryl. In honor of him, I really refrain from calling Muhsin "Moose," but if he's totally OK with it I'll adjust.

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