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Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ideal start for all things Aggie

By David Ubben

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The anticipation for the season was perhaps at an all-time high in College Station, following a summer of longing for the SEC.

It helps when a top 10 team is coming back for the fall, too.

Early on, you couldn't ask for a better start. Safety Steven Campbell intercepted a pass tipped by Terrence Frederick and returned it a winding 51 yards down to the SMU six-yard line.

Texas A&M fans welcomed back a bulked up Christine Michael with a touchdown on his first carry of the season, a four-yard score to put the Aggies up 7-0.

With Michael back, Texas A&M's offense can do a whole lot more, including a fearsome formation with Cyrus Gray and Michael flanking quarterback Ryan Tannehill, a new wrinkle in the offense already.

A&M used it in the red zone to score, and I'm betting we see plenty more before the night is over.