November 6, 2006

A&M offense has troubles as Aggies fall to OU

The irony of football can be a tough pill to swallow when looking at the wrong side of a 17-16 game, and Texas A&M didn't like the medicine they had to take from Oklahoma as A&M's Big 12 title hopes ended Saturday night.

The Aggie defense looked helpless as OU took the opening kickoff and literally ran over A&M for two early touchdowns, as the Sooners looked to run A&M right out of Kyle Field.

But the offense kept the team in the game by matching the two Sooner touchdowns with a field goal and a touchdown of their own to keep the score close, 14-10, in the first half.

Then, the A&M defense made some adjustments up-front and the running lanes closed up along with the OU's one-dimensional offense. These adjustments certainly changed the complexion of the game, and could have been the catalyst to a major momentum shift in the game. However, when it was time for the offense to take advantage of the defense's newfound success in the second quarter, they surprisingly shot blanks.

Irony indeed.

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