The NU defense took time preparing for the Aggies’ noted option attack, which has played a big role in helping them gain 246 yards per game on the ground, which is good for seventh nationally.
“They’re a big option team, and they’ll do it in all formations and all groupings,” Defensive Coordinator Kevin Cosgrove said. “Option is responsibility football, so we’ve got to do a good job of taking care of responsibilities.”
On the other side of the ball, the Husker offense took time preparing for the Aggie defense and its bend-but-don’t-break philosophy.
“They rally to the ball, they’re very assignment-sound,” Offensive Coordinator Shawn Watson said. “They don’t get out of position, they run a scheme where they try to keep everything hemmed up in front of them, and they make you earn your way down the field.”
“They’re probably what you expect from A&M,” Watson added. “They’ve got great skill, good players and are well coached. You have respect for the way they play team defense. They’re a challenge, like everybody in this league.”