September 26, 2006

Aggie defense key against Texas Tech

Four game and four win for Texas A&M so far in the 2006 season, but this week is the week that Aggies everywhere have been waiting for.

This weekend A&M opens Big 12 conference play when it hosts rival Texas Tech and the A&M campus is already buzzing with excitement. It's a game that is already close to selling out, and students have been camping out to pull their tickets since Sunday afternoon.

"Everybody's excited man. Aggieland is crazy," said A&M defensive end Chris Harrington. "It's getting back to where we need to get it. I don't know if I've ever seen it because last year in our non-conference schedule we didn't show as much promise as we did this year, and I think the fans are really starting to get excited about it. It's exciting."

And it doesn't escape anyone that the key to the game will be the play of the A&M defense against Texas Tech's high-octane spread offense.

Tech is unlike any other offense in college football, which is something that defensive coordinator Gary Darnell say exemplifies college football.

"It's a game of abstracts," Darnell said. "We've gone into game with things we've seen, but now we're going into play this week against some things we haven't seen at all."

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