October 31, 2008

VFAC: Four quarters do make a complete game

The Texas A&M offense finally put together four complete quarters as the Aggies outscored Iowa State on a nippy night in Ames. Sophomore quarterback Jerrod Johnson grew up, completing 31 of 39 passes with four touchdowns and the Aggie offense converted 11 of 14 third down chances.

Johnson used numerous different receivers during the night in ripping apart the quarter coverage that Iowa State used in an effort to bend but not break, and support the run defense from the secondary. The A&M coaching staff has done a great job this season adjusting the offense from the season beginning plan of a West coast passing game complimented with a play-action power run game.

Injuries at quarterback, issues at fullback and undersized players at tight end have caused the offensive staff to adjust to a more athletic open field approach. That adjustment has paid huge dividends.

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