I told you so.
In bemoaning the current state of Texas A&M football, I had predicted that the Missouri game would pretty much be a toss-up, despite the fact that it was a home game for the Aggies and that Mizzou was not exactly a good road team. It just looked too much the scenario that gave A&M fits against Nebraska—a mobile QB against an injured Aggie defense.
Final score: Missouri 33, Texas A&M 27 in double OT. The eventual killer: a goal-line interception thrown by Aggie QB Dustin Long (playing in relief of injured starter Reggie McNeal) in the second OT.
So much for the goodwill gained by last week’s win over Oklahoma. The Aggie defense was once again exposed (the Wrecking Crew is dead—long live the Wrecking Crew…), and head coach R.C. Slocum still shouldn’t be getting too comfortable. This is the fourth game the Aggies have lost this season where they were favored to win (Texas Tech, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and now Missouri), with three of the losses (TT, NU, MU) coming at once-impregnable Kyle Field.
Texas A&M is now 6-5 (3-4 in Big 12 play), with only the annual grudge match against Texas remaining.