October 8, 2007

Texas A&M Hot 12

At halftime, it seems as if Texas A&M had no place to go. Down 17-0 to Oklahoma State, no Aggie team had ever come back from that big of a halftime deficit. But the Aggies came out hungry at the beginning of the second half with a scoring drive, followed by forced fumble on OSU's first play and a touchdown to bring A&M within one score.

The game was on then, and the momentum was squarely in A&M's favor. A number of Aggies stepped up in the second half to come from behind and steal a win away from the Cowboys.

Now A&M is all alone on top of the Big 12 South standings with a trip to Texas Tech on the horizon.

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Jorvorskie Lane
The Aggies couldn't get anything going in the first half and trailed 17-0. That's when they turned to Lane who did a little bit of everything Saturday. He rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns. He caught a screen pass for a six-yard touchdown that gave A&M the lead. Those six yards were part of 35 he had receiving. He also narrowly missed a passing touchdown when Kerry Franks was on the receiving of a 49-yard halfback pass from Lane and was brought down at the one-yard line.
Red Bryant
After Saturday's performance it's official that Bryant's knee is no longer bothering him. Bryant had one of his best games in an Aggie uniform as he was a huge force in the middle. He had eight tackles, and two for losses, but his he could also be credited with swinging the momentum in favor of A&M early in the second half. After the Aggies opened the half with a drive that resulted in a field goal, Bryant broke through OSU's offensive line on their first play from scrimmage and jarred the ball loose from OSU running back Dantrell Savage. The play set up an A&M touchdown, and brought them within striking distance.
Anthony Lewis
If you look at the stat sheet, Lewis' four tackles don't jump out at you, but each one of his hits counted. It's been wondered where exactly Lewis has been this season after getting tons of praise in August camp, but Saturday he made his presence felt each time he stepped on the field. Lewis had several rattling hits, reminding many of past hits from the old Wrecking Crews that used to roam Kyle Field.