September 11, 2006

A&M defense improving

Heading into the 2006 season the question on every Aggie fans mind was how would the Texas A&M defense improve from an erroneous 2005 season.

The Aggies haven't played anyone yet that has been capable of putting up big numbers, so the extend as to how much they've improved is still questionable, but the fact that they have improved is undeniable.

Saturday the Aggie defense held Louisiana-Lafayette to 171 yards of total offense in A&M's 51-7 victory.

"I think holding them under 200 yards of total offense was a big step for us. It was good," said A&M defensive end Chris Harrington.

But the Cajuns did score on their last drive of the first half, which is something that left a bad test in A&M's mouth.

"It's very disappointing (that they scored)," said A&M defensive tackle Red Bryant. "Our goal was to play top-notch defense and we kind of lost focus on that last series before the half. If we want to be good and improve on defense we can't give up plays like that. We have to stay focused."

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