11.18.2010 / The Huskers Head to College Station to Hopefully Seal the Big North Championship. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers

Saturday night was a great night for the Blackshirts! Holding Kansas to under 100 yards was an incredible feat for a defense that has played well virtually the entire season. That group will need to continue that play this week as the Huskers travel to College Station to face the Aggies from Texas A&M.

"This game, like the Oklahoma State game, could come down to who makes the most big plays."

This game during the summer looked to be one of the tougher ones on the schedule. Then about a month ago A&M had lost three straight and you thought that it wouldn’t be so difficult, but now it appears that the Aggies have righted the ship winning four straight. 

Aggie Head Coach Mike Sherman inserted Ryan Tannehill at quarterback against Kansas in late October and that seems to have settled down the A&M team. Tannehill, who had been playing wide receiver, has thrown 10 touchdown passes during this four game winning streak and the Aggies have averaged over 40 points per game.
A&M has a pair of wideouts that are very good in Jeff Fuller and Ryan Swope. Both players have over 60 catches on the year and the passing game is complemented by the running of Cyrus Gray who has had back-to-back 100 yard rushing games. The Aggie defense has not been as stingy. Teams have been able to pass the football against the “Wrecking Crew”. A&M is only 102nd in the country versus the pass. There should be some opportunities for Taylor Martinez and the Husker receivers to make big plays.

This game, like the Oklahoma State game, could come down to who makes the most “big” plays. That could include special teams. Both the Huskers and Aggies have had kick returns for scores this season and a play in that phase could be the difference. Buckle up; this could be a wild Saturday night in Texas. Go Big Red!!!

Any predictions for the game this weekend? Come on Huskers fans, post your comments NOW!

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