November 5, 2007

Aggies don't make the grade in Norman

Rushing Offense

The Aggies were held to under four yards per carry for the fourth time this season, and not coincidentally the Aggies' have lost all four games. Oklahoma spent most of the night playing on A&M's side of the ball, registering seven tackles for loss. The Sooners speed shut down A&M's option game and they were aggressive with their defensive backs due to the Aggies' lack of a passing game. Even after Mike Goodson entered the contest in the second half, he was basically a non factor. He had one run for 24 yards, but gained 10 yards on his other six carries. Stephen McGee once again led the Aggies in carries by a wide margin.

Passing Offense

It was A&M's inability to establish the passing game that allowed Oklahoma to play eight or more defenders in the box. A&M wide receivers had difficulty getting open, and when they did either McGee couldn't find them or his protection broke down and he had to scramble to the outside. The final numbers weren't bad (15-28, 155 yards) and by the end of the game McGee had delivered the ball to nine different receivers. However, in the first half, when the Aggies really needed to open things up, they only threw for 20 yards.

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