Saturday, October 1, 2011
More context on Texas A&M's collapse
By David Ubben
The Big 12's evening games are a bit of a snoozer, but let's get you caught up.
Oklahoma took a 59-6 lead over Ball State after linebacker Tom Wort returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown. The Sooners have now forced four turnovers after three interceptions by Tony Jefferson.
Texas leads 34-0 midway through a quiet third quarter. Jaxon Shipley has three catches for 94 yards and a score.
Now, back to the Aggies.
Courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information, try these tidbits on:
- Texas A&M is the first team since 2005 to lose consecutive games after holding at least a 17-point lead.
- The Aggies have given up just under 600 yards and been outscored 52-12 in their past two second halves.
- Texas A&M gave up 281 yards receiving to Jarius Wright, the second-most receiving yards in SEC history.
- Tyler Wilson's 510 passing yards are fifth most in SEC history, and the most since 2001.
Not pretty. The Aggies have given up 948 passing yards in two weeks now. Texas A&M's 38 points were its most in a loss since a 48-47 loss in overtime back in 2002.
Texas A&M's defense obviously has to make some changes, or results like Saturday's will only continue.