All the fresh faces No. 7-ranked Texas A&M played on defense last week against Rice won't be so fresh faced Saturday when the Aggies (1-0) host Sam Houston State (1-0).
That's a good thing too as A&M was riddled for 509 yards by the Owls in the 52-31 A&M win.
Of course, the Aggies were without five defensive starters because of suspensions for the entire game and another for a half.
That led A&M to use 11 true freshmen on defense, starting two true freshmen and a redshirt freshman.
"We had a lot of young players in there," Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said Wednesday during the Southeastern Conference teleconference. "We start to get some players back, from injury or suspension, we'll start to solidify that. We brought in 31 new guys into the program. A bunch of them got very valuable experience last Saturday."
A&M will still be young defensively Saturday as three starters De'Vante Harris, Steven Jenkins and Gavin Stansbury are sitting out again w...