2010 Texas A&M Aggies football team

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2010 Texas A&M Aggies football
Texas A&M University aTm logo.svg
Big 12 South Division Co-Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic vs. LSU, L 24–41
Conference Big 12 Conference South Division
Ranking
Coaches #21
AP #19
2010 record 9–4 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coach Mike Sherman
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter
Base defense 3-4
Captain Jerrod Johnson
Home stadium Kyle Field
(Capacity: 83,002)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#20 Nebraska xy   6 2         10 4  
#18 Missouri x   6 2         10 3  
Kansas State   3 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 5         5 7  
Colorado   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 9  
South
#6 Oklahoma xy   6 2         12 2  
#13 Oklahoma State x   6 2         11 2  
#19 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
Baylor   4 4         7 6  
Texas Tech   3 5         8 5  
Texas   2 6         5 7  
Championship: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Texas A&M Aggies football team (often referred to as "A&M" or the "Aggies") represented Texas A&M University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by third-year head coach Mike Sherman and played their home games at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. The team's defense was led by first-year coach Tim DeRuyter. They were members of the South Division of the Big 12 Conference.

The Aggies finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in Big 12 play and were South Division champions with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. They were invited to the Cotton Bowl Classic where they were defeated by LSU 24–41.

Notable players[edit]

Player (Position) Records broken Honors received
Jeff Fuller (WR)  • Season touchdowns
 • Career touchdowns
 • Number of games with at least one catch
 • First team All-Big 12[1]
Cyrus Gray (RB)  • Career-high of 223 yards in Texas game
 • First Aggie RB since Leeland McElroy in 1995 to reach 200 yards[2]
 • First Aggie since Courtney Lewis in 2003 to rush for 1,000 yards.[3]
 • Ran longest play from scrimmage and scored
 • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Texas)[4]
 • Honorable mention All-Big 12[1]
Michael Hodges (LB)  • Career-high of 19 tackles against Oklahoma  • 2× Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oklahoma, Nebraska)[4]
 • FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (Oklahoma)[5]
 • Honorable mention All-Big 12[1]
Coryell Judie (KR/DB)  • First Aggie in school history to return kickoffs for touchdowns in consecutive games[6]  • 2× Big 12 Special Teams Player (Oklahoma, Baylor)[4]
 • Second team All-Big 12[1]
Von Miller (LB)  • N/A  • 2× Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Baylor, Texas)[4]
 • Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (Texas)[7]
 • First team All-Big 12 selection[1]
 • 2010 Butkus Award winner for Nation's top collegiate linebacker[8]
  • Trent Hunter, DB, Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week (Nebraska);[7] Honorable mention All-Big 12[1]
  • Jerrod Johnson, QB, was the starter for the first seven games. He broke school records for career passing yards, single game completions, and career total offense.
  • Christine Michael, RB, season cut short due to injury during Texas Tech game[9]
  • Ryan Swope, WR, broke season catch record; honorable mention All-Big 12[1]
  • Ryan Tannehill, QB, has been the starting quarterback since Texas Tech game, where he broke the single game passing record. He played wide receiver earlier in the season. All-Big 12 Honorable mention.
  • Other All-Big 12 coach's selections include Matt Allen (second team OL). Total honorable mention selections is 22.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4, 2010 6:00 pm Stephen F. Austin* Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 48–7   81,287[10]
September 11, 2010 6:00 pm Louisiana Tech* Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 48–16   77,579[11]
September 18, 2010 6:00 pm Florida International* Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 27–20   79,069[12]
September 30, 2010 6:30 pm at #NR/24 Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK ESPN L 35–38   48,284[13]
October 9, 2010 2:30 pm vs. #11/13 Arkansas* Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX (Southwest Classic) ABC L 17–24   65,622[14]
October 16, 2010 11:00 am #21/19 Missouri Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Rivalry) FSN L 9–30   83,453[15]
October 23, 2010 6:00 pm at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FSN W 45–10   44,239[16]
October 30, 2010 2:30 pm Texas Tech Kyle Field • College Station, TX (A&M – Tech rivalry) W 45–27   84,479[17]
November 6, 2010 6:00 pm #11/9 Oklahoma Kyle Field • College Station, TX FSN W 33–19   81,392[18]
November 13, 2010 6:00 pm at Baylor #23/25 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX (Battle of the Brazos) FSN W 42–30   45,089[19]
November 20, 2010 7:00 pm #9/9 Nebraska #18/19 Kyle Field • College Station, TX ABC W 9–6   90,079[20]
November 25, 2010 7:00 pm at Texas #17/18 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Lone Star Showdown) ESPN W 24–17   100,752[21]
January 7, 2011 7:27 pm vs. #11/12 LSU* #18/17 Cowboys Stadium • Arlington, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) FOX L 24–41   83,514[22]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP/Coaches Polls released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Alma mater (Year) Year at A&M
Mike Sherman Head coach Central Connecticut State (1978) 3rd
Tom Rossley Quarterbacks Cincinnati (1969) 3rd
Randy Jordan Running backs North Carolina (1993) 3rd
Jim Turner Offensive line Boston College (1988) 3rd
Troy Walters Wide receivers Stanford (2000) 1st
Tim DeRuyter Defensive coordinator
Assistant head coach
Air Force (1985) 1st
Terrell Williams Defensive line East Carolina (1998) 1st
Dat Nguyen Inside linebackers Texas A&M (1998) 1st
Nick Toth Outside linebackers Ohio (1999) 1st
Charles McMillian Defensive backs Utah State (1995) 3rd
Dave Kennedy Strength and conditioning Nebraska (1985) 3rd

Game notes[edit]

Stephen F. Austin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
SFA 0 7 0 0 7
Texas A&M 7 13 21 7 48


Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
LA Tech 3 7 6 0 16
Texas A&M 7 14 17 10 48


Florida International[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
FIU 3 3 14 0 20
Texas A&M 0 6 0 21 27


Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 14 7 0 14 35
Oklahoma State 0 7 21 10 38


Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 14 7 3 0 24
Texas A&M 7 7 3 0 17


Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 6 10 14 0 30
Texas A&M 0 0 3 6 9


Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 14 17 7 7 45
Kansas 3 7 0 0 10

Jerrod Johnson and Ryan Tannehill split time at quarterback for the first time.

Texas Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas Tech 7 7 0 13 27
Texas A&M 3 21 14 7 45

Ryan Tannehill's first career start. Johnson benched.

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 0 17 2 19
Texas A&M 9 3 7 14 33

Texas A&M defeated Oklahoma for the first time since 2002. Also the first time A&M beat a ranked opponent at home since 2007 Texas.[23] It was an upset victory that included 3 goal-line stands by the A&M defense. OU ran 15 plays under the Aggie 10-yard line, and gained only 11 yards.[24] Michael Hodges was part of the 3 goal-line stands. He earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for his career-high 19 tackles.[25] A&M also became ranked after the game, for the first time since September 21, 2007.[26]

Oklahoma's loss was historically significant. OU ran the most plays (104) in its history, beating the previous record of 102. In games in which the Sooners ran more than 90 plays, the Sooners had been 39–0. The Sooners also had only 29 first downs; OU was 57–0 before the game, in which it made at least 29 first downs.[27]

Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 7 14 14 7 42
Baylor 17 13 0 0 30

Cyrus Gray picked up 137 rushing yards for a career-high of 4 touchdowns.[28]

Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 0 0 3 6
Texas A&M 0 3 0 6 9

Record-setting crowd of 90,079. Cyrus Gray's fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game (Darren Lewis 1990).[29] Trent Hunter had 2 interceptions.[30] Nebraska was charged with a school-record 16 penalties for a total of 145 yards,[31] and Texas A&M only had 2 penalties for 10 yards. No touchdowns were scored for either team, and all of the points were scored by way of field goals. Taylor Martinez re-injured his right ankle in the first quarter when he was stepped on by one of his offensive linemen.

Questionable roughing the passer call against Nebraska.[32] Bo Pelini's behavior during the game was called into question.[31][33][34][35]

Aggies won Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.[36]

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 7 17 0 24
Texas 7 0 7 3 17

Cyrus Gray had a 200-yard game, first A&M RB since Leeland McElroy 1995. This game pushed Cyrus Gray over the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the 2010 season. Texas finished with its first losing season since 1997.[2] With the win, the Aggies won a share of the Big 12 South Division title.[37]

LSU - Cotton Bowl Classic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Tigers 7 21 7 6 41
#18 Aggies 10 7 0 7 24

LSU leads the series, 26–20–3


NFL Draft[edit]

1st Round, 2nd Overall Pick by the Denver Broncos—Sr. LB Von Miller.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  3. ^ http://www.aggiesports.com/football/Historic-day-for-Aggies--Gray
  4. ^ a b c d http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&ATCLID=205038501&DB_OEM_ID=10410
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  14. ^ "Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Missouri Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies - Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks vs. Texas A&M Aggies - Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 25, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  17. ^ "He's the man: Tannehill wrecks Tech". Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010. 
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  33. ^ http://blogs.kansas.com/lutz/2010/11/21/that-crazy-bo/
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