October 1, 2008

A&M looking to get Goodson more opportunities

Oklahoma State is been a place that Texas A&M junior running back Mike Goodson is very familiar with after originally committing to the Cowboys during his whirlwind recruitment out of Klein Collins High School. Stillwater took on a new meaning when in 2006 as a true freshman, Goodson broke out with 70 yards on 13 carries to help the Aggies to a stunning one-point overtime victory.

It was also the scene of the first almost injury of his collegiate career when he got his leg stuck in a drain after being run out of bounds.

"My first year they kind of gave me a nice welcome back with all the fans booing and it was fun. It's a good atmosphere," Goodson said. "I got hit real hard on the play. That's all I remember. It was like, 'Somebody come get me out of (the drain).'"

In 2007 at Kyle Field, however, Goodson didn't get much going in the run game against Oklahoma State and ended with 28 yards on 11 carries. He's hoping that the third time is the charm even though this season Goodson hasn't done what many, included himself, have expected.

Through four non-conference games, Goodson has managed just 220 yards and two touchdowns on the ground on 53 carries. The average per carry is a respectable 4.2, but it's not what he expected heading into the season especially with a long run of just 14 yards.

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