BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -- Aggie running back Kendall Bussey finally got some significant carries at Texas A&M last week against Nicholls State and is hoping he is able to contribute even more in the future.
Coming out of spring practice Bussey found himself behind bruising running back Keith Ford and thousand yard freshman rusher Trayveon Williams on the depth chart and seriously contemplated transferring this summer to get more playing time.
Head Coach Kevin Sumlin said he explained to Bussey this summer that his injured knee from high school had him still playing catch up over the last couple of years, but that he was nearly back to normal.
Last weekend against Nicholls State Bussey had 15 carries for 97 yards and scored his first Aggie touchdown.
"That was a great feeling," said Bussey. "I didn't think it was ever going to come. I had a couple of games that I had last year and I got a couple of carries, but it felt like it was never going to come, but I'm glad it did happen," concluded Bussey.
"There was a week where he was thinking about leaving," admitted Sumlin
"To be honest with ya we just gave him some time to talk it through with Clarence McKinney. With me. With his dad and just to hang in there because it is a long year. The way this league is number 3 could be number 1 real quick," ended Sumlin.
After scoring just 24 points last week against Nicholls State. Bussey and the Aggies find themselves as 24 point favorites against the Ragin Cajuns.
Saturday's game kicks off at 11am on the SEC Network.