September 18, 2006

Aggies offense leaves clubs in the bag Saturday

Texas A&M survived by posting a 28-24 victory over an Army team that was inspired, but clearly undermanned and had no business going for the win on the last play of the game.

But regardless of how the teams look on paper, the game did come down to that last play and the Aggie defense held up in the end.

Offensively, A&M ran what was asked of them, and they do so well. The problem, though, wasn't with the players on the field.

Quarterback: A

Stephen McGee is as good as advertised. He has incredible drive and focus, and is certainly the leader this offense needs. But from an ability standpoint, McGee showed he's a go-to guy with his feet, and he's not bad with his arm the few times he was asked to pass. People talk about the loss of Reggie McNeal and his running ability, but McGee seems to be even more effective and instinctive in finding the running lane than McNeal even though he lacks the 4.3 speed.

While only throwing 11 passes, McGee completed 64-percent of his attempts, which included the picture perfect 46-yard strike to Chad Schroeder to open the second half. McGee did the job his offensive coaches asked him to do, and that's all you can ask.

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