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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Texas A&M penalties proving costly

By David Ubben

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M's defense isn't doing itself any favors.

Twice, it's been called for an offside that resulted in a shorter third down for Baylor.

Both times, the Bears converted.

Then, on a play when it sacked Baylor's Robert Griffin III for a seven-yard loss, it got called for another. Griffin hit Tevin Reese for a 10-yard gain and a first down on the next play.

The Bears missed a field goal later in the drive, letting the Aggies get away with the drive-extending flag.

The Bears entered today's game ranked third nationally in total offense, and Griffin has 20 touchdown passes to just one interception.

Baylor's offense is good enough without needing any help.

Texas A&M's defense, though, is giving them plenty. That can't continue.