October 2, 2008

Aggies show they can win the close one

Before one can become a consistent winner, a team must show they can win the close ones in the fourth quarter. Texas A&M seemed to have learned this lesson since the Arkansas State game, winning two games in the fourth quarter by a close margin.

Let's look at the many things that went right in the game Saturday that the Aggies can build on and analyze what the coaches see as areas that need immediate improvement as Big 12 conference play begins.

The Aggie offense came out a little sluggish at first, with quarterback Stephen McGee returning for the first time in three weeks. A major link to the offense, Travis Schneider, was obviously missing early as McGee had to brush off the rust. Both got better quickly as the game progressed and McGee was actually back in form when he had to leave the game due to injury. I thought his scramble on third and long for a first down and then his play action fake on the touchdown pass in the second quarter were two of the bigger offensive plays of the game.

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