The Texas A&M Aggies played about as well as could be asked for on offense this past Saturday, scoring 41 points and gaining 602 yards against the Auburn Tigers. But unfortunately for the Aggies, their defense surrendered 379 rushing yards to the Tigers. Auburn was able to control the clock in the fourth quarter, rushing for 168 yards on 22 attempts in that period, and thus secured the 45-41 upset.
Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder spoke about that frustrating fourth quarter afterwards:
Towards the end of the game, they put their big-boy pads on, and we couldn’t slow them down. Any time you can grind the clock like that and take the game is tough. I felt like that is what they did. They took the game and the clock from us. We couldn’t get off the field.
We had a stretch where we felt like we were comfortable with the game. I thought we were playing pretty well. When they had to move the football and they had to move the chains, they did. Good defense doesn’t allow that to happen. When you score 41 points, you should win. End of story (Aggies Sports).
The Aggies, now 5-2 on the year, will play Vanderbilt this upcoming weekend. The Tigers, now 6-1, will play Florida Atlantic.
[Source: Aggies Sports]