October 30, 2006
Offense leads the way at Baylor
Texas A&M continued its winning ways in October with a 31-21 win over a fired-up Baylor team in Waco on Saturday night. Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Texas Tech on the last weekend in September, the Aggies were faced with three Big 12 road games in October and a fourth at home against Big 12 North contender Missouri.
Thus, after Mike Goodson disposed of the Bears late in the fourth quarter with his 64-yard touchdown jaunt, the Aggies finished the month at 4-0, and suddenly have injected themselves into Big 12 South contention with Oklahoma coming to Kyle Field next week.
The formula for victory is very consistent for this year's team. It starts with the offense and its ball control style that methodically moves the ball downfield while gobbling up minute after minute of time on the clock. It's pretty simple. The other team can't score if their offense is on the sideline.
The formula was executed to perfection in the first quarter as A&M held the ball for over 11 minutes. For the game, A&M held the ball for almost 37 minutes, 14 more than the Bears. Add to the equation that quarterback Stephen McGee and the offense did not commit a turnover, and that will usually spell success.
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