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By The Numbers: Texas A&M 41, UAB 20

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We’re no mathematicians but this one seemed pretty good

UAB v Texas A&M Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

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Turnover margin

The Aggies won the turnover margin. Not a drill. You see what happens?

Texas A&M forced a fumble on the opening kickoff, recovered it, and scored only a few seconds into the game. Forget that most of our recovered fumbles this year have come on special teams, what a way to start a game. And to cap that off with a pair of interceptions at crucial times? Better late than never, we always say around here.

There were many other good things about this game, but after the trouble we’ve had this season getting turnovers, that one’s at the top billing.

THE USUAL SUSPECTS

20-167-2. Another very strong night for Williams. Look: realistically he can’t break 200 yards every game, so this was a nice follow-up. He’s still the SEC’s leading rusher by over 100 yards this year.

4-85-2. How do you celebrate being one of the Mackey Award semifinalists? By piling up 85 more yards and a pair of touchdowns. Sternberger is rewriting the A&M tight end record books, long dusty and disused upon the shelf.

2-100-2 inside the 20. Braden Mann spent much of the night relaxing on the sidelines, but still averaged 50 yards on the two punts he was asked to make, and both were pins inside the 20. Just cruising along, enjoying one of the greatest seasons by a college punter ever.

HEY THIS IS GOOD!

1 penalty for 15 yards. That’s it, from the whole game. Pretty good!

1 sack allowed by the OL. That’s way better, goons.

10: tackles for loss. Good.

7.4 yards per rush. RUNNIN’ THE DANG BAWL

THAT’S NOT SO GOOD.

10-16: UAB on third down conversions. Well, we can’t do that against LSU.

306: passing yards allowed. If we do this against LSU, it won’t be pretty.

DEFENDER

Tyrel Dodson: 9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 pass breakup. The heart of the defense.

UNSUNG HERO

Jayden Peevy: 2 tackles, 1 TFL, and TWO BLOCKED KICKS. Blocking two kicks in a season is pretty good, doing it in a game is special.

Everybody have a fun holiday week!


stats via ESPN and 12thMan.com