College Football Week 7: #22 Texas A&M At #23 La Tech
|Kevin Sumlin is in his first year in College Station after four seasons at Houston. That big-time offense he had in Houston has been on display, more often than not, this season at A&M.||Coaching||The La. Tech Bulldogs aren’t going to sneak up on A&M, not after a 5-0 start earned them a spot in the national polls. Sonny Dykes, who replaced Derek Dooley, is in his third season.|
|The Aggies only put up 30 points and 481 yards last week against Ole Miss after putting up 48, 70, and 58 points in the previous three. They were slowed by a startling six turnovers.||Offense||The Bulldogs’ 53 points per game rank third in the country. They’ve been remarkably consistent, too: their lowest output is 44.|
|A&M intercepted two passes last week, returning one for a touchdown. The Aggies have employed a “bend but don’t break” defense. It will likely need to force a couple of turnovers to keep La. Tech in check.||Defense||The Louisiana Tech defense is sort of the opposite of its offense, at least as far as national rankings. Opponents have moved the ball and found the end zone at will.|
|A&M is in the top 20 in most all special teams categories. The Aggies returned a punt for a score earlier this season.||Special Teams||La. Tech hasn’t missed a field goal (7 for 7) yet this season, but hasn’t gotten much of anything on punt returns.|
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