ZERO. WE BEGIN AT ZERO. This is the first shutout since September 11th, 2004 when we beat Wyoming 31-0 at Kyle Field. We've somehow needed to hang out this shingle ever since we've joined the SEC, and now we've gotten it on the road against a conference foe. Great job, Coach Chavis. Get some, indeed.
A HUNDRED COMES NEXT. Stay with us, this is not a linear progression. Armani Watts racked up nine more tackles in Nashville, which puts him at 105 on the season. He's the first Aggie to go over 100 tackles since Michael Hodges hit 115 in 2010.
NOW JUST SHY OF A THOUSAND. Tra Carson was the workhorse yet again. His 126 yards puts him at 990 on the year with the LSU and bowl games left to play. The Aggies also haven't had a running back crack the thousand yard mark since joining the SEC. The offense has had an inconsistent year, but #5 has been the most dependable player on the squad.
1. Nice pick by Harris. The Ags won the turnover battle.
2.5. Yards per play allowed by the defense.
16. The longest play from scrimmage allowed by the defense.
23. Passing yards allowed by the defense.
148. Total yards allowed by the defense.
Hooray, defense. Richard Moore showed a nice spark at linebacker:
9 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack. He's a true freshman, and he's a little undersized for a middle linebacker, but he can play football, which is the most important criteria for playing football when you really think about it.
85.7% on field goals. Taylor Bertoleigh (thanks for churching it up, Brent) tied a school record for field goals made in a game by hitting six of seven.
95. That bomb from Allen to Reynolds late in the second was exactly what the offense needed to sort of stabilize enough to get control of the game for good. No need to compare it to any other 95-yard touchdowns, because every single 95-yard touchdown is beautiful in its own right.
319.7. That's how many yards per game Vanderbilt was allowing before yesterday. 486 is the number the Ags put up. This is a very good defense we faced. Not to say that the offense can't improve, but between the twenties the O played one of their better games all season.
336. Passing yards for Kyle. He looked confident, his throws were sharp, and he was in total control. He fought through the receivers' drops and led the offense to seven scoring drives. Unfortunately six of them were field goals, but we'll take it against Vandy.
One more game left on the year and we're sitting on eight wins, which is somehow better than last year. Should be a good show in Baton Rouge.