October 9, 2006
It was the Texas A&M defense that kept the Aggies in the game Saturday at Kansas, but it was the offense that was equally keeping A&M out of it.
But then the Aggies got the ball with 2:59 left in the third quarter, and the future of A&M football came into full focus.
Embodied in a 6-foot, 192-pound frame, freshman running back Mike Goodson made believers out of at least the Kansas defense. During the 80-yard drive that brought A&M within striking distance at 18-13, Goodson made a catch for 11 yards, and rushed of 24 and 25 yards, respectively.
On each play Goodson's playmaking ability was obvious. On each one Goodson was only an L2 or R2 away from juking his way to the end zone, making Aggie fans who were scratching their heads about the status of Courtney Lewis say "Courtney who?"
It ended up being running back Jorvorskie Lane who powered his way in for an NCAA-leading 13th touchdown, but there was no doubt about it - it was Goodson's drive.
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