October 14, 2007

Business as usual for Tech against the Aggies

Playing against a "military" school known for the marching prowess of its band, it was only fitting that the Red Raiders did a sharp, crisp about-face. Fortunate, too, because in the early stages of Tech's win over Texas A&M, the Red Raiders looked to be on a fast track to disaster.

Tech started the game with a whimper. Before the Red Raiders could even get a snap off, they were flagged for delay of game. Twenty-three yards later they punted away to the Aggies.

Then some real ugliness ensued. The Tech defense, apparently revived by interim defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill, got shoved all around the Jones Stadium turf by the A&M offense and gave up an easy touchdown. The Aggies took their opening kickoff and went seventy-three yards in ten plays-all of them on the ground-en route to the score.

The Red Raiders' second offensive possession was no better than their first as they netted 27 total yards before punting yet again.

And the A&M offense, yet again, scythed through the Tech defense like a supersonic fighter through a cloud-bank. The Aggies cruised 70 yards in 10 plays before the Red Raiders finally bowed up and forced a field goal attempt, which was missed by Matt Szymanski.

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