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This Aggies team has an offense of their own ranking 17th in the nation averaging 482 yards a game, and it has been Ryan Tannehill's big game struggles that has held this team back from greatness.
One could argue Cyrus Gray is not getting nearly enough carries on this team. He has 63 carries on the year, but only got 13 against Oklahoma State in the loss. I don't know what it is when a team trails, but unless you're down 30 points like Arkansas or Oklahoma State was, you should never abandon the run.
The Aggies were running the entire first half and for most of the third quarter, and yet, they did not feed their All-American caliber running back the pigskin. Christine Michael had six carries for 62 yards in their recent loss, and he is another stallion that can take it the distance on any given carry.
Plus, this Aggies defense is not garbage by any means. They are 44th in total defensive yards, allowing 339 yards a game, and they are seventh against the run allowing only 60 yards a game.
They came close last season with big defensive stands and a few turnovers, and if they come away with a turnover or two on Saturday, I would have to lean towards the Aggies since the "experts" have them listed as three-point favorites.
Texas A&M maybe be one of the least talented teams in the upcoming SEC season in 2012, but there needs to be some respect shown for a legit program that has had their fair share of success at the beginning of the BCS era. This Aggies team is not dead in the water from reaching a BCS Bowl this season, and I still think they are an extremely talented bunch offensively.