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Posted by on October 22nd, 2012 in blog, Brady Baylor, CFF Features | No Comments

Aggie Woes

 

I’m sure that Texas A&M is a fine educational institution and all, but they certainly struggle with the concept that the team with the most points after four full quarters of football is considered the victor.  The Aggies have made a habit of firing out of the gate and playing at a very high level with some of the best teams in the land, only to panic when victory is within their reach and find creative ways to secure a loss.  This most recent meltdown came against SEC West foe LSU.  Granted, LSU has (as always) a very good defense, but A&M had their way with them for much of the first half and then inexplicably began their collapse en route to a 24-19 loss to LSU that featured five Aggie turnovers (yes, five!!!). 

 

I know it’s easy to say that LSU’s defense is just THAT good, but they’re actually not.  Granted, they held Aggie phenom Johnny Football to just 27 yards rushing on 17 carries, but they gave up 410 yards overall and it took a handful of unforced A&M miscues to get the job done.  A&M is having a very respectable inaugural season in the SEC, with a 2-2 conference record to date that features two losses by a combined eight points to teams currently ranked #2 and #6 in the BCS standings.  However, they will have to figure out how to squeeze four full quarters of mental participation out of themselves to be even more competitive.  Perhaps they can get three hours worth out of a 5 Hour Energy drink. 

 

Optimus Klein Invades Morgantown

 

Kansas State continues their march through the Big 12 schedule with only a couple of scares, at Oklahoma and at Iowa State.  In what was dubbed a potential Heisman showdown between West Virginia QB Geno Smith and Wildcats QB Collin Klein, it was certainly Klein who left the bigger mark, account for seven touchdowns, including four on the ground in a 55-14 shellacking of the Mountaineers.  Klein’s comfort zone appears to be the end zone, having rushed for fourteen touchdowns already this season.  Kansas State is not yet a lock for the Big 12 title, but is certainly well-positioned for it and perhaps a lot more at season’s end.  They are tough on both sides of the football, but removing Klein from their tool belt might be akin to removing Cam Newton from another squad of big cats a few years back.  In other words, they will go only as far as he can take them.

 

Alabama Has Horrible Saturday

 

In what could only be described as a dismal performance, Alabama allowed more than ten points against an opponent in a 44-13 win over Tennessee.  Well, seriously, what else am I supposed to say?  Only Ole Miss has come within three touchdowns of them, so I felt like I owed it to our readers to find something negative to say about them. 

 

 

 

BCS Standings Update

 

Not much has changed here this week.  Kansas State passed Oregon for #3.  South Carolina’s loss bumped them from the top ten and Georgia slid into the #10 spot.  That’s about it, but big changes are inevitable by virtue of the schedule alone.

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