Complementary Play for Texas A&M Football
Late in the first half for Texas A&M football, the Aggie defense has started to stand tall. After a couple of long drives for the Razorbacks, the defensive unit for the Ags has begun to show their stuff, forcing three and outs on two straight drives. An offsides call before the Razorbacks punted near midfield, though, gave the Hogs a fourth and one up near the 40 yard line, and—after some deliberation—Arkansas decided to go for it. The duo of Rocket Sanders and KJ Jefferson are lethal in the run game, and have been unstoppable in short yardage in past years, so this was an understandable move.
The Aggie defense, though, had other plans.
This would prove to be huge. Not only do the Aggies get the ball back in plus territory in the waning seconds of the first half, Texas A&M will be getting the ball back at the start of the third quarter. A score here would be huge.
It didn’t come easy, though. A couple of long third down conversions—and one very tough short third down conversion by Le’Veon Moss—were the order of the day on this drive. The Aggies seemed inevitable on this drive, capped off by this play with only seconds left in the half.
That’s the second touchdown of the year for fullback Earnest Crownover, who has proven he has legit receiving skills out of the backfield, especially for a big man. The Aggie offense, despite a lower number of points than you might hope for, has been rolling—they only had four drives in the half, but have moved the ball and scored effectively. Let’s hope that continues in the second half.