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Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State 2012: Aggies offense is hitting its stride

The Texas A&M offense has found its groove, and the Aggies are a more balanced team moving the ball.

Stacy Revere

The Texas A&M Aggies earned a big win on Saturday as their offense came alive to defeat Mississippi State, 38-13. Quarterback Johnny Manziel had his third game where he passed over 300 yards and rushed for over 100, throwing for 311 yards ad running for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Overall, the offense combined for 693 yards,

Good Bull Hunting tried to make sense of why the Aggies' offense is performing so well now, compared to earlier in the season when it was struggling:

What has gotten into this Texas A&M offense that had struggled at times earlier in the season?

The development of an inside running game. Now, this offensive attack is becoming more balanced and doesn't have to solely rely on Johnny Manziel bailing us out. [Offensive coordinator Kliff] Kingsbury can attack inside with either [Ben] Malena or Christine Micheal; he can attack on the edge with wide receiver screens; and he can attack down the field and over the middle with the development of Manziel as a passer. If you're a defensive coordinator how do you stop it? The ultimate test comes next week against Nick Saban and Kirby Smart.

Looking ahead to their game against Alabama next week, the Aggies now have a more balanced attack and do not have to rely on Manziel to run and pass his way to victory. Being more versatile is the only way that the Aggies are going to have a chance at moving the ball, or even possibly pulling of an upset of the No. 1 team in the country.

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