Posted by Chip Patterson
Oklahoma State had been touting all week their new focus on turnovers, but it was Texas A&M who created the turnovers that carried them to a 21-7 halftime lead over the Cowboys. The Aggies defense completely shut down Oklahoma State, holding the Cowboys offense to just 107 yards of total offense. Brandon Weeden, who has been picked off twice, connected with Joseph Randle for 38 of those yards.
Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson, on the other hand, has the Aggies offense moving at full speed. Johnson has already picked up 131 yards and thrown all three touchdowns to lead the Aggies, with running back Christine Michael adding an early 76 yards on the ground. With the exception of Weeden's touchdown pass, the Cowboys' drives have ended in punts or turnovers.
Unless the Cowboys are able to strike early or capitalize off turnovers, they could find themselves out this game quickly the way that Johnson has been moving the ball. After Johnson moved the Aggies 53 yards in 10 plays just before halftime, all the momentum is moving Texas A&M's way right now.