Texas A M Football
September 4, 2010 by staff
Texas A M Football, The Bulldogs have done well in recent years, winning their last three, and 10 of their last 12 bowl. They will look to land another victory in the postseason when the Battle of Texas A & M in the Independence Bowl on Monday, December 28 in Shreveport, Louisiana
Ranked No. 13 in the preseason, Georgia (7-5) was hampered by injuries, turnovers, estimated time Southerastern Conference and the overall inconsistency. The Independence Cup is far from what Bulldogs coach Mark Richt of waiting, but still gives them a tour of the national spotlight. ESPN2 telecast of the game, which is schedued for 5 pm EDT, at the Independence Stadium.
Texas A & M (6-6) returns to the postseason after missing a bowl last season. Aggies, Mike Sherman has not been one of the best teams, but have been one of the most exciting. Led by dynamic quarterback Jerrod Johnson, who rank fifth in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in total offense. His defense, despite the efforts of the nation’s leading sack Von Miller, took 107 of 120 teams.
So the chances that the Independence Bowl becoming a shootout look good – especially star receiver AJ Green is effective in his return to the lineup of Georgia. Green was lost for the last time the Bulldogs’ two games with a shoulder injury.
Georgia won its last game without it, then do not upending. 7 Georgia Tech 30-24 on Nov. 26. This came two days after Texas AM & played its Big 12 Conference final against Texas. The Aggies took the second-ranked Longhorns a scare before falling 49-39.
Young Riders Georgia Levante
ground attack Georgia struggled from the start, but has received a boost freshman and sophomore Caleb King Washaun Ealey. Ealey has rushed for 639 yards and five touchdowns in eight games, and the king has 534 yards and five touchdowns in nine games. The two combined for 349 yards against Georgia Tech
Quarterback Joe Cox has gone from 2426 yards and 22 touchdowns, completing 56.1 percent of their shots. He has pitched 14 interceptions – 11 in eight games for his team in the Southeastern Conference.
Green has 47 receptions for 751 yards and six touchdowns iin nine games. Other threats are the rookie tight end Orson Charles (21 receptions, 366 yards, 3 TDs), Michael Moore (23 catches, 215 yards, five touchdowns) and freshman Tavarres King (18 receptions, 377 yards, 1 TD).
Sophomore Blair Walsh has connected on 19 of 21 field goal attempts and all 37 of his extra points, helping Georgia put up 27.7 points per game. The Bulldogs average 361.8 yards of total offense – a figure that would be much without the ball 27 that have committed
Bulldog best punter in the nation
Compounding the problem of the rotation is the fact that Georgia had just 10 steals, and turnover is the second worst in the FBS. But the Bulldogs have an All-American kicker Drew Butler. The sophomore averages 48.8 yards per punt best in the FBS. His net punting mark of 42.84 also leads the nation.
It also helps to have around Rennie Curran. Junior linebacker has collected 122 tackles, ranking 15 in the FBS. Safety Reshad Jones added 66 tackles, and he and cornerback Brandon Boykin each have three interceptions. Boykin is also an outstanding special teams, with two kickoff returns for touchdowns.
End Justin Houston has lost three games, but has posted 7.5 sacks, 28 Georgia, and his 38 tackles including 15 for losses. Geno Atkins tackle contibute 9.5 tackles for loss. Marcus Dowtin and linebackers Akeem Dent, Bryan Evans and security are also key players for a unit that is giving a respectable 328.4 yards per game. Georgia’s opponents are averaging 26.4 points.
A & M quarterback explosives as Passer, Runner
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Johnson heads a team of Texas A & M puts in 33.9 points and 465.3 yards per game. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound junior is a 61 percent passer who is thrown for 3.217 yards and 28 touchdowns against six interceptions. He’a also run for 455 yards and eight touchdowns, but has been sacked 25 times, too.
Freshman Christine Michael steps the ground attack with 767 yards and nine touchdowns, and sophomore Cyrus Gray has been launched in 752 yards and five touchdowns and a touchdown on a kickoff return.
A young receiving corps features Uzoma Nwachukwu first year (37 catches., 670 yards, six touchdowns) and sophomore Ryan Tannehill (44 receptions, 574 yards, 4 TDs). Jeff Fuller added 34 receptions for 466 yards, the second AM & tops in seven touchdown catches despite playing only eight games. Tight end Jamie McCoy has 31 receptions for 328 yards.
Miller Aggies “has 17 sacks
Miller, who plays a hybrid defensive end-linebacker hybrid, has registered an FBS-high 17 sacks. The 6-3, 240-pound junior has 44 tackles, including 21 losses and four forced fumbles.
High risk, high reward Aggies have recorded 36 sacks – tied for eighth in the FBS. But they are also giving a whopping 32.7 points and 431.3 yards per game. They have been particularly weak against the pass, yielding 262.8 yards.
Sophomore Trent Hunter leads U.S. & M in tackles with 88, and fellow safety Jordan Pugh has 75 tackles and three interceptions. The defense also has the linebacker Garrick Williams (71 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss), cornerback Terrence Frederick (56 tackles) and tackle Eddie Brown (4 sacks).
Georgia-History of Texas A & M Series
Texas AM & have a 3-1 lead in the series about Georgia. The last meeting was in 1980 when a team led by first year running back Herschel Walker routed A & M 42-0. The Bulldogs won the national title.
The previous game was a 6-0 Texas A & M in a 1954 victory. It was the triumph of the Aggies’ only in its first season under the direction of Paul “Bear” Bryant. AM & also beat Georgia 14-12 in 1953 and 40-20 in 1950 recounted a bowl game Cup Chair.
The Bulldogs record their own bowl of all-time 25-16-4, including a 24-12 victory over Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl last season. Texas AM & (13-17) have lost their last three bowl games, the last being a 24-17 Alamo Bowl loss to Penn State in 2007.
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