This game was odd. Maybe it was just the second quarter, but this game was downright bizarre for me. Take a look at some of these numbers (keep in mind I've had a few beers).
- Up 28-0 at one point
- Up 558 yards
- Gave up 17 unanswered at one point
- A&M had, what, 7 sacks?
- A&M had 5 turnovers
- Won by three TDs.
Second quarter aside (and even the scores then were more about missed big plays and not long extended drives) the Defense had their best game all year. Stuffed stuff up the middle. Did a good job of swarming out to the edges. However many sacks. I MEAN SERIOUSLY. WE ALMOST DOUBLED OUR TOTAL NUMBER OF SACKS. THE DRUNK PART OF ME WANTS TO CHANT WRECKING CREW BUT I KNOW BETTER.
Personnel was different as well. Noel Ellis got a significant amount of playing time, and it seemed like Daeshon Hall was on the field the entire game. Donnie Baggs got the start at OLB. We tried different things and I think that it worked. Maybe it's silly, but I find that we perform better out of a four man front instead of a three. Either way, defensively (aside from the big plays) did their job.
That's all I have. Good game overall. I'm very intrigued to hear your thoughts because I'm sure I missed a lot.