October 20, 2009

Aggies feel good about rebounding from loss

Texas A&M didn't just lose at Kansas State last Saturday, the Aggies were destroyed and demoralized, 62-14, by the Wildcats. The same Wildcats that barely squeaked by FCS opponents Massachusetts and lost to Louisiana-Lafayette throttled what had appeared to be an improved but young A&M team.

But even though the Aggies are obviously down after the embarrassing showing in Manhattan, they are looking forward to the week ahead and their trip to Lubbock to face No. 21 Texas Tech this Saturday.

"Obviously the confidence is going to be shaken. Obviously you can't rebound from something like that really easily, but at the same time you also have to realize that that is a great example of why the game is played. There are upsets every week," said A&M senior offensive lineman Michael Shumard. "I'm not saying that Kansas State was an upset but the way we lost was an upset in how bad we played. The game was played for a reason. To have confidence and to come back and try to do something against another opponent, we could right the ship and swing the confidence thing in another direction just as easily as we lost (Saturday)."

It's easy for A&M to point to its youth, the Aggies are playing 17 true freshmen which is a school record in a season with six starting against Kansas State, but the Aggies won't do that. Instead, A&M will look to bounce back quickly this week.

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