LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Preview
by Tom Bunning
(Lexington, KY )
2011 AT&T Cotton Bowl
LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies
The Tigers are enigmatic group. Most experts believe they should have been better than they actually were, which is harsh considering they went 10-2 this year.
Les Miles botched his clock management on more than one occasion. The Tigers quarterback play wasn’t good either as they finished 107th among all FBS teams. The tandem of Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee did not produce what was expected (or at least hoped for). LSU does boast an excellent defense and a good running game.
The Aggies were impressive down the stretch, as they beat Oklahoma 33-19 and Nebraska 9-6. At one point they had lost three in a row and were stuck at 3-3. After their third straight loss, a three touchdown shellacking at the hands of Mizzou, the Aggies turned to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback. Tannehill helped the Aggies win their last six games. Von Miller was a monster on the other side of the ball, and has just been named the winner of the Butkus Award as the best linebacker in the nation.
If Texas A&M makes LSU one-dimensional on offense the Aggies could actually take this one.
Prediction: Texas A&M over LSU
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