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Utah State-Texas A&M at a glance

Utah State-Texas A&M at a glance



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What's at Stake Texas A&M is heavily favored again after a 41-6 win against overmatched New Mexico in the season opener. A&M has won 57 of its last 63 games against non-conference opponents at Kyle Field and is 12-0 overall against the Western Athletic Conference. Utah State is trying to snap a nine-game losing streak against the Big 12 and has lost 12 of its last 13 games in September.

Key Matchup

Texas A&M QB Jerrod Johnson vs. Utah State's secondary. Johnson threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns against New Mexico and completed passes to 10 different receivers. Utah State plays man-to-man defense, and A&M's 6-foot-4, 215-pound receiver Jeff Fuller is eager to test the Aggies' much shorter cornerbacks. Utah State allowed 286 passing yards against Utah.

Players to Watch

Utah State: Senior S James Brindley picked off his seventh career pass in the opener and has 206 career interception return yards, second-most in school history. He also made 14 tackles, one shy of his career high.

Texas A&M: Fuller caught 10 passes for 111 yards in the opener, both career bests. He led the Aggies with nine TD catches in 2008 and grabbed another one against New Mexico.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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