October 15, 2007

Looking back at Tech and looking ahead to Nebraska

Texas A&M had high hopes of halting its losing streak to Texas Tech in Lubbock at six games dating back to A&M's last win in the sands and dust of West Texas in 1993. At the end of the first quarter the Aggies forced two consecutive stops and had the games only score on an impressive offensive drive to lead 7-0.

The rest of the game, however, was marked by missed opportunities and the Red Raider offense rolling to 35 unanswered points and a 35-7 win to give the Aggies seven straight losses at AT&T-Jones Stadium in Lubbock.

"It was a good opening drive. It was time consuming and got points. The second drive was good except we stalled and missed a field goal," said A&M head coach Dennis Franchione. "We had another drive in the first half that was good. I think the common denominator in all those is we had to go 70 or 80 and without any explosive plays we eventually didn't execute as well as we needed to and didn't get it in the end zone, and then we missed two field goals.

"That's not what you need to do in those situations. You've got to get points when you play them. We had a good start and getting off to a 7-0 lead is exactly what you hope to do in that situation."

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