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    Texas A&M Aggies

    Post  endurancegt on Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:03 pm

    Week 1 » Texas A&M def. Army 56-0
    The first game of the season seemed more like another practice than the beginning of the 2010-2011 football season for the Aggies. The Aggies completely shut down the option run of the Black Knights and allowed only a total of 145 yards of offense - 147 through the air and -2 on the ground.

    Jerrod Johnson was 16 for 25 passing with 271 yards, 3 TDs, and 1 INT. Johnson also added 60 yards on the ground. Ryan Tannehill passed for 48 yards on 2 completions in the 4th in his time on the field. HB Cyrus Gray also played exceptional with 125 yards on 14 carries and 4 rushing scores.

    The Aggies now look ahead to their big week 2 matchup at TCU. "I'm glad we looked great out there this week, but we still need to work on some things to get ready to go into TCU next weekend," commented Coach Endurance.
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    Week 2 » Texas A&M def. #7 TCU 34-24
    Texas A&M invaded Amon G. Carter Stadium, home of the Horned Frogs, and left victorious this past weekend. Coming hot off a great defensive performance against Army, the Aggies were looking to continue it's defensive presence. However, comparing week 1 and week 2, the story of the game is quite different.

    Andy Dalton had his way with the Aggie secondary in the first half, passing for 275+ yards and leading his team into the locker room up 17-10 at the half. Jerrod Johnson would make an early mistake, believing his receiver was running a different route, and would throw a pick-6 from the 19-yard line. Johnson was not shaken though, and led his team down the field on the ensuing possession and completing a TD pass to sophomore receiver Brandal Jackson.

    It was at halftime that Texas A&M made their defensive adjustments to throw a wrench in the passing attack gears of the TCU offense. Safety Steven Terrell would intercept Andy Dalton three times in the second half, two for touchdowns and a combined INT return yardage of 163 yards. While Dalton still managed 444 yards passing on 50 attempts with 2 TDs, the bright spot of the Aggie defense was against the rush - again holding their opponent to negative yardage (-16). Jerrod Johnson finished 16 for 24, 190 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT. Cyrus Gray rushed for 64 yards on 17 carries before leaving the game with a broken toe.

    "While I'm proud our rush defense did well, they only rushed the ball 3 times, 7 if you count Dalton's scrambles. Our secondary needs to take it up a notch on their coverages," Coach Endurance mentioned before heading to the locker room. The Aggies should have a lax game at home next week against Sun Belt opponent Florida International.
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    Post  endurancegt on Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:38 am

    Week 3 » Texas A&M def. FIU 63-0
    As predicted, the Aggies had no trouble disposing of the FIU Golden Panthers this weekend. Despite turning the ball over twice, once through the air and once by putting the ball on the ground, the Panthers were not able to put any points on the board.

    FIU just couldn't find an answer for any facet of the Aggie offense. A&M put up 605 yards of total offense - 323 through the air via Jerrod Johnson who was 18 for 21 with 3 TDs and 282 on the ground with HB Cyrus Gray leading the way with 165 yards on 20 carries for 4 TDs. Swope and Fuller led the A&M receivers with 85 and 111 yards receiving respectively.

    Once again, the Aggies held their opponent's to negative rushing yards, this time -18. QB Wayne Younger did however put up 208 yards through the air going 15 for 35 passing. Injuries to backup QB Ryan Tannehill and HB Christine Michael prevented them from gaining much field time in the blowout. "I'm proud of our defense. I hope we can continue to work on improving pass defense while continuing to shut down the run. We have a ton of big games left to play this season, so we have to continue to hit the practice field hard," stated Coach Endurance.

    The Aggies are off next weekend and will travel to Oklahoma State for their opening conference game in 2 weeks.
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    Post  endurancegt on Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:55 pm

    Week 5 » #24 Texas A&M def. Oklahoma State 48-0
    What was anticipated to be a great game between two undefeated teams quickly turned into a laugher in Oklahoma. A&M would have no problems moving the ball on offense, heading into the half up 28-0. Oklahoma State, however, was left scratching their heads.

    Oklahoma State managed to put up a mere 117 yards of total offense - 61 through the air and 56 on the ground. They were 1-9 on 3rd downs and lost 2 fumbles.

    Jerrod Johnson was 19 for 25 with 328 yards and 4 TDs for the Aggies. WR Ryan Swope apparently just couldn't be contained in this game. He ended with 215 yards receiving on 9 catches and 2 TDs. Cyrus Gray would add to the beating with 103 yards rushing on 23 carries.

    A&M looks ahead to rival Arkansas next week while the Cowboys are left to pick up the pieces and figure out what went wrong.


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    Week 6 » #24 Texas A&M def. #16 Arkansas 38-14
    One of the biggest rivalry games of the year for A&M is it's battle with Arkansas. This year Arkansas boasts Ryan Mallet and a stout offense. Many looked for this to be a battle to the 4th quarter.

    Arkansas did what many teams had failed to do up until now - move the ball on ground against the Aggie defense. Wingo gashed A&M continually in the first half, thoroughly frustrating Coach Endurance. "It was pretty inexcusable if you ask me. It was as if our d-line didn't even show up until the 2nd half."

    The turning point in the game was when CB Dustin Harris returned a kickoff 96 yards to tie the game at 14-14. The ensuing drive from Arkansas stalled and Johnson was able to hit freshman TE Prioleau 30 seconds before the half to take the lead.

    At halftime, adjustments were made, and the Aggies held the powerful Arkansas offense scoreless in the 2nd half. Johnson finished with 174 yards passing with 2 TDs, Prioleau being the primary target this week with 3 catches for 50 yards and 2 TDs. Cyrus Gray would add 92 yards on the ground on 16 carries and 1 TD. The streaking Aggies now look to host an undefeated Missouri next week at home.
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    Week 7 » #16 Texas A&M def. Missouri 45-20

    A&M started the game with a drive opening TD pass from Johnson to Swope and the momentum would never sway in the Tigers favor.

    Missouri QB Gabbert would prove to be annoying however, throwing for 356 yards (29 for 42) with 3 TDs and 1 INT. The lack of a ground attack would hinder the Tigers as they only put up 33 total yards rushing on 11 carries.

    A&M would find yards easily and quickly, both through the air and on the ground. Jerrod Johnson finished the game with 216 yards passing with 4 TDs and 30 yards rushing. Cyrus Gray would add 147 yards on the ground with 2 TDs.

    The Aggies will prepare to travel to Kansas next week and take on the Jayhawks.
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    Week 8 » #14 Texas A&M def. Kansas 42-21

    The Jayhawks proved to be pesky in the first half, consistently moving the ball down the field both through the air and on the ground. The momentum would shift on an interception by A&M safety Hunter which led to an Aggie TD right before the half and giving A&M the lead 21-14.

    Halftime adjustments would again prove to be key in the defensive scheme of A&M. Kansas would not score again until the 4th and the Aggies continued to widen their margin of victory. Jerrod Johnson once again did his job, throwing for 2 TDs on 22 attempts for 233 yards with 1 INT. Gray would add another 100-yard rushing game to his stats with 103 yards and 4 TD carries. Ryan Swope continued to be Johnson's favorite target, catching 6 for 104 yards.

    "If you think about it, that game really should've been a lot more ugly," stated Coach Endurance. "We turned the ball over twice and we had mental lapses on defense in the first half." The Aggies have the meat of their schedule coming in the following weeks - hosting #4 TT, #9 Oklahoma and #14 Nebraska, and ending the season traveling to #6 Texas.
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    Post  endurancegt on Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:21 pm

    Week 9 » #10 Texas A&M def. #4 Texas Tech 59-31

    The Red Raiders would put up 391 yards passing on 50 attempts from QB Taylor Potts, but it wouldn't be enough to over their first quarter goose egg. The Aggies would jump out to a 14-0 lead and never look back, not punting the entire game. While TT's pass game is very efficient, their lack of a ground game would allow the Aggie defense to focus entirely on preventing the pass - giving up the most points to any team all season, but doing enough for the offense to win the game.

    With Cyrus Gray leaving for the game in the 2nd quarter on an injury, Jerrod Johnson was left to take over. He would throw the ball 38 times in this game, an exceptionally high number for him. He would end the game with 388 yards and only 1 TD as he had trouble with accuracy. The ground attack was lacking this week without Gray, with the team rushing for a combined 118 yards - 2 TDs for Johnson, 2 TDs for Cyrus Gray who managed 56 yards in 2 quarters, and 1 TD for HB Christine Michael.

    With a huge win this week, Texas A&M looks forward to next week when they host #9 Oklahoma.
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    Week 10 » #5 Texas A&M def. #9 Oklahoma 58-14

    Oklahoma forgot to show up this week as the Aggies breezed to a win. The Sooners only points came in the second quarter on 2 TD passes from Landry Jones. The Sooners would convert only 1 3rd down while the Aggies converted 10 of their 12 3rd downs.

    Johnson would end the game with 13 completions for 218 yards and 3 TDs. Backup QB Ryan Tannehill saw some playing time and was 3 for 4 passing for 48 yards and a TD. The Aggies were glad to have Cyrus Gray back as he finished the game with 154 yards rushing and 3 TDs - breaking 1000 yards rushing this year with 1009 yards and 3 games left in the regular season. Ryan Swope would break 100 yards receiving this week on 6 catches for 2 TDs.

    The Aggies will travel to Waco next week and take on a Baylor team that is 0-5 in conference play.
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    Bowl Summary and Season Wrap-up

    Post  endurancegt on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:01 pm

    Fiesta Bowl » #4 Texas A&M def. #22 West Virginia 45-31
    In what would be one of the toughest games of the season for the Aggies, Jerrod Johnson would step up as the senior and leader that he is. Johnson finished 21 for 32 passing with 364 yards and 2 TD tosses. Mackey recipient Hutson Prioleau would impress with 9 catches for 140 yards and a TD. Ryan Swope, the leading Aggie's receiver and now season record holder for reception yards, would add 6 catches for 177 yards and a TD. Cyrus Gray would quietly add 85 yards rushing and 3 TDs.

    The Aggies finish the season ranked #4 and undefeated at 14-0. While some feel they should've been considered for the BCS National Title game, 2011 Coach of the Year EnduranceGT couldn't be happier. "Our guys played amazing all season, finding ways to adjust and win whenever it mattered. It was an amazing season. Iowa had a great run and deserved the title, we just hope we'll be in the talks a little more next year if we can hold stride."

    The Aggies will lose Jerrod Johnson at QB to graduation along with NCAA tackle leader MLB Von Miller. HB Cyrus Gray and MLB Garrick Williams will be leaving early to enter the pro draft.
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    Post  endurancegt on Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:20 pm

    2011-2012 SEASON

    Week 1 » #12 Texas A&M def. Army 63-3
    In what would be another romping of Army, A&M would put up a total of 625 yards of offense. Senior QB Ryan Tannehill proved his worth after seeing minimal field time last season behind Jerrod Johnson. Tannehill was 11 for 16 passing with 230 yards and 4 TDs in just 2 quarters. He would sit out the second half.

    Jameill Showers, redshirt freshman QB would get playing time in the second half, throwing for 135 yards on 8 completions. The Aggies also attacked effectively on the ground, gaining yards with 5 different players. Leading the way was Christine Michael with 85 yards and 3 TDs. Tannehill and backup HB Ben Malena would add 58 and 51 yards respectively.

    "Our defense might be our only weak spot this year," commented Coach Endurance, "We have lots of young guys out there this year, but I have faith they'll improve over the course of the season. We just need to work on our pass coverage and we'll be in good shape."
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    Post  endurancegt on Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:21 pm

    It's been a rocky couple of games for the Aggies in regards to consistency. The offense has had lulls this season, something A&M is not accustomed to. However, the Aggies were able to come from behind in the previous two games - winning handily.

    "I just hope our guys wake up. The season is a long way from over. It's tough losing a 3-year starter at QB and then your go-to tailback. But these guys have to show they want it. Hell, I benched Tannehill this past game and Showers played great."
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    Re: Texas A&M Aggies

    Post  endurancegt on Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:13 pm

    2012-2013 SEASON

    The Aggies are looking to continue solid play in the upcoming season. Losses of senior players at QB, HB, and WR leave the A&M offense quite young - starting sophomores at all 3 positions (with the exception of senior WR Uzoma Nwachukwu). "I'm most concerned with our depth at QB," commented Coach Endurance, "Two sophomores and a freshman. However, I believe they're very talented, they just need to execute."

    While they do have a young roster on both sides of the ball, A&M still comes into the season ranked #7, and the Aggie faithful expect nothing less than previously. Sophomore running backs Mister Jones and Ben Malena are both very talented and might be the workhorses of the offense this season.

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