November 10, 2013

Now that it's over: Texas A&M

It wasn't the greatest of odds going in to Saturday's game for MSU as they looked to get the upset over #11 Texas A&M. Last year's Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel has crushed nearly every defense he's played in his two-year career and he was likely playing the final ball game of his career at Kyle Field. On top of that, MSU's starting quarterback Dak Prescott entered the game with a heavy heart and a lot on his mind.

Following the loss at South Carolina last week, Prescott lost his mother Peggy to a long battle with cancer. The sophomore spent Sunday through Wednesday in Louisiana with his family but was back at practice after the funeral. The heroic performance he put up on Saturday against so many circumstances was one that will always be remembered. But it wasn't enough to overcome some special team mistakes and Manziel's even bigger performance as the Bulldogs fell 51-41 in a second half shootout.

Fans went from incredibly frustrated to proud of the fight that Prescott and his teammates put up for four quarters and now the team tries to build on that. I like to take a look back at what I said the Bulldogs had to do to win the game and compare it to what they actually did. This week my keys to victory were: Protect the ball, control the clock and get the game to the fourth quarter.



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