College Station, TX--In what has become one of the toughest venues for the Oklahoma Sooners to play in, Kyle Field again proved to be tough for the Sooners, at least for one half.The three-loss Sooners came into the game to face the division-leading Aggies as they tried to get into the Big XII Championship game for the first time in the 2000's. Oklahoma knew it was going to rough. They just didn't know how rough.
To say Aggie running back Christine Michael was ready for this game is probably the understatement of the college football season thus far. Michael came out ready to go and did he ever tear into the Sooners. Michael, the sophomore from Lufkin, TX started out the game playing like he was Superman. "Number 33" as he was referred as after the game by Sooner coaches and players, started the game with 3 carries for over 100 yards and had already accounted for 2 touchdowns on the day, one receiving and one carrying the ball. Number 33 helped his Aggies to a 21-0 lead with over 3 minutes left in the first quarter. Sooner defenders were bouncing off him like pins at a bowling alley.The Oklahoma coaching staff knew their only bet was to turn their balanced attack over to the arm of Sam Bradford and hope he could pull them out of the funk they were in. It worked. Bradford immediately led the Sooners on a long TD drive to to move some of the momentum over to the Sooner sidelines. The Sooner D finally figured they'd better key on Christine Michael. It must have helped b/c from this point until late in the fourth quarter, they wouldn't score a single point.As stated above, the Sooner defense really came to life. Led by sophomore defensive end R.J. Washington (below), the Sooners shut down Michael and the rest of the A&M offense.
Oklahoma would go on to win this game by a wide margin (55-28) behind the amazing performance of QB Bradford (39-55, 572 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT, Long of 36, sacked once) and the rest of the Sooner offense.
The Players of the Game were Bradford and A&M's Michael (19 carries, 194 yards, 3 TD, Long of 95 yards, 1 rec for 65 yards).
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