Game 2: Wyoming

What a difference a week makes. A little home cookin’ never hurts either…

A week after giving up over 40 points and nearly 600 yards on the road (albeit against a ranked opponent), the Aggies allowed zero points and less than 200 yards to Wyoming in the 2004 home opener at Kyle Field. Final score: A&M – 31, Wyoming – 0 (and it could have been ever more lopsided, as A&M was turned away inside the Cowboys’ 5-yard line on two different drives without scoring).

A week after consistently missing open receivers, Aggie QB Reggie McNeal had one of the best games of his career, throwing for just a hair short of 300 yards, passing for a TD, and running for another. (And wonder of wonders, the Aggies may have finally found a pass-catching TE in Joey Thomas—that alone will do wonders for the passing game.)

A week after looking completely lost and confused, the much-maligned A&M defense swarmed all over Wyoming. Still got caught out of position a little too often but got away with it. Regardless, a leaps-and-bounds improvement from the Utah game.

And for the second game in a row, the Aggies did not turn the ball over.

The Aggies are now 1-1 on the season (0-0 in Big XII play). Next game: Saturday, Sep 18 vs Clemson (nationally televised on TBS).