OU Opponent Watch: Texas A & M
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Thursday, December 06, 2012
A closer look at the Aggies
Offense: Everyone knows about Johnny Manziel, who is a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. He has plenty of weapons catching passes, with seven different players having at least one reception totaling 42 yards or more.
Defense: The Aggies are led by defensive end Demontre Moore, who has registered 12.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss this season. Steven Terrell and Deshazor Everett have two interceptions apiece to lead A&M.
Special teams: Kicker Taylor Bertolet has been hit-or-miss this season. He is just 2-of-9 on field goal attempts from 30-49 yards, but 3-of-4 from 50-yards and beyond, including a 54-yarder. Punt returner Dustin Harris is a big weapon.
Coach: Kevin Sumlin is very familiar with the Oklahoma program after spending five seasons on Bob Stoops' staff before taking a head coaching job at Houston. Sumlin has been the perfect fit for A&M's transition to the SEC.
Series: Oklahoma has a 19-11 advantage, with Bob Stoops winning 11 of 13 meetings against the Aggies.