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Aggie Defense Improving In Fourth Quarter

Robert Cessna (aka my old boss) has a great look at how the Texas A&M defense has improved in the past couple of games. Specifically, he talks about how the Aggies have shut teams down in the fourth quarter after giving up all those points to Arkansas and Oklahoma State.

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Granted, they haven't faced the kinds of offenses like Arkansas and Okie State can put up, but Texas Tech's offense is nothing to sneeze at (like Oklahoma found out last week). The Aggies have also been getting turnovers for the first time since Week 1, which makes it much easier to win games and shut down offenses.

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Defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter was able to make a big splash in his first year on the job, but he also had a very good player in Von Miller to build his pass rush around. This year, his best cornerback Coryell Judie has been hurt and playing down a level from where he can be, which makes it harder to cover the Justin Blackmon's of the world.

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Still, the Aggies are going to score points with their offense, so all the defense needs to do is play well enough to let the offense take over. If the past two weeks are any indication, Texas A&M will do just fine in that department.

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