Originally written on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 10/1/11
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 Wright — who set an Arkansas record...
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