Found October 01, 2011 on
When executed correctly, the old-school "Statue of Liberty" is one of the most diabolically effective plays in football. When executed inadvertently… well, it's still pretty effective, as Texas A&M's Christine Michael proved today when he surprised his own quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, by taking the ball out of Tannehill's hand mid-pass, and then surprised Arkansas' defense by taking it the distance for the Aggies' first touchdown:
The first, but not the last: At half, Michael has added two more touchdowns to go with a fourth and fifth by Cyrus Gray to put A&M up 35-17 midway through another shootout — one point better than the 20-3 halftime lead the Aggies blew last week in an eventual loss to Oklahoma State. Between them, Michael, Gray and Tannehill are already over 225 yards rushing on just 26 carries, almost all of which have proceeded according to plan. Now, if the defense can only figure out what to do with Razorback receiver Jairus Wrigh...
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Christine Michael has three rushing touchdowns as No. 14 Texas A&M has jumped out to a quick 35-20 lead over No. 18 Arkansas.
Christine Michael has two rushing touchdowns – a 48-yarder and a 4-yarder – and No. 14 Texas A&M has jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead over No. 18 Arkansas Saturday.
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas A&M can't call it a recurring nightmare, because that would imply the ability to wake up and have everything return to normal.
The Aggies are the stuck in the harsh reality of blowing a big halftime lead to a ranked team for the second week in a row.
This time, it was an 18-point lead over No. 18 Arkansas that evaporated in the second half of a 42...
Starting with a couple of teams who are probably really glad to be kicking off at noon if they couldn’t play on Thursday or Friday.
First, the nation’s best 1-3 team.
After outplaying the Buckeyes in week 2, hanging for almost three quarters against Boise State in week 3 before sinking on an interception deep in Broncos territory, and the final insult at Syracuse last week...
I graduate this year but have to face a SEC defense before I go? (Icon SMI)
Texas A&M at Arkansas
A matchup of two similar top 25 teams, this one looks like it could be another shootout for A&M. Arkansas hasn’t looked great against the run, and Ryan Tannehill should be able to pass the ball with success against a secondary that’s pretty average by SEC standards....
Scanning the weekly odds for a straight-up shocker or two. For entertainment only, of course.
CHRIS BROWN, Smart Football: Arkansas (+3) over Texas A&M.
Take away one horrendous third quarter against Oklahoma State, coupled with the Razorbacks' getting destroyed last week at Alabama, and Texas A&M looks every bit the better team than Arkansas. But I expect the Razorbacks...