|2009 Texas A&M Aggies football|
|Conference||Big 12 Conference|
|2009 record||6–7 (3–5 Big 12)|
|Head coach||Mike Sherman|
|Offensive coordinator||Nolan Cromwell|
|Offensive scheme||Multiple Pro Sets|
|Defensive coordinator||Joe Kines|
|Home stadium||Kyle Field|
|2009 Big 12 football standings|
|#14 Nebraska x||6||–||2||10||–||4|
|#2 Texas x†||8||–||0||13||–||1|
|#21 Texas Tech||5||–||3||9||–||4|
Championship: Texas 13, Nebraska 12
|† – BCS representative as champion |
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2009 Texas A&M Aggies football team (often referred to as "A&M" or the "Aggies") represented Texas A&M University in the 2009–2010 college football season. The team was led by second-year head coach Mike Sherman and played their home games at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. The Aggies finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in Big 12 play and lost in the Independence Bowl 44–20 against Georgia.
Pre-season All-Big 12 honorsEdit
- No A&M players were listed in the Media Preseason All-Big 12 team
|September 5*||6:05 PM||New Mexico||Kyle Field • College Station, TX||W 41–6||73,887|
|September 19*||6:00 PM||Utah State||Kyle Field • College Station, TX||W 38–30||73,599|
|September 26*||6:00 PM||UAB||Kyle Field • College Station, TX||W 56–19||74,656|
|October 3*||6:30 PM||vs. Arkansas||Cowboys Stadium • Arlington, TX (Southwest Classic)||ESPN2||L 19–47||71,872|
|October 10||11:30 AM||#13 Oklahoma State||Kyle Field • College Station, TX||FSN||L 31–36||76,153|
|October 17||6:00 PM||at Kansas State||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS||FCS||L 14–62||44,934|
|October 24||6:00 PM||at #24 Texas Tech||Jones AT&T Stadium • Lubbock, TX (A&M–Tech rivalry)||W 52–30||57,733|
|October 31||2:30 PM||Iowa State||Kyle Field • College Station, TX||W 35–10||72,530|
|November 7||12:30 PM||at Colorado||Folsom Field • Boulder, CO||FCS||L 34–35||47,227|
|November 14||6:00 PM||at Oklahoma||Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||FSN||L 10–65||85,013|
|November 21||2:30 PM||Baylor||Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Battle of the Brazos)||W 38–3||82,106|
|November 26||7:00 PM||#3 Texas||Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Lone Star Showdown)||ESPN||L 39–49||84,671|
|December 28*||4:00 PM||vs. Georgia||Independence Stadium • Shreveport, LA (Independence Bowl)||ESPN2||L 20–44||49,653|
|*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.|
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|Name||Position||Alma mater (Year)||Year at A&M|
|Mike Sherman||Head coach||Central Connecticut State (1978)||2nd|
|Nolan Cromwell||Offensive coordinator||Kansas (1977)||2nd|
|Tom Rossley||Quarterbacks||Cincinnati (1969)||2nd|
|Randy Jordan||Running backs||North Carolina (1993)||2nd|
|Jim Turner||Offensive line||Boston College (1988)||2nd|
|Kirk Doll|| Special teams|
| East Carolina|
Wichita State (1976)
|Joe Kines|| Defensive coordinator|
Assistant head coach
|Jacksonville State (1967)||2nd|
|Buddy Wyatt||Defensive line||TCU (1990)||2nd|
|Van Malone||Defensive backs||Texas (1993)||4th|
|Charles McMillian||Defensive backs||Utah State (1995)||2nd|
|Dave Kennedy||Strength and conditioning||Nebraska (1985)||2nd|
The A&M defense showed considerable improvement since the previous season. The defense registered five sacks, three of which came from Von Miller, who played the jack position. In the 2008 season, Miller finished with only 3½ sacks, while the whole defense produced a combined 16. Jerrod Johnson completed 31 of 41 pass attempts for 349 yards to 10 different receivers. The team also lost 123 yards due to 14 penalties, a statistic Sherman was not happy about.
During the second quarter, wide receiver Jeff Fuller suffered a leg injury while attempting to make a catch, and is expected to miss 4–6 weeks. Running back Christine Michael, who rushed for 94 yards, strained his left calf muscle during the third quarter, though should be able to return to practice the following week. A&M did not improve their penalty issues from the season opener, as they were flagged 16 times for 147 yards. The defense also gave up 521 yards to Utah State.
One of the positive aspects of the game was wide receiver Uzoma "EZ" Nwachukwu, who caught three touchdowns and rushed for one. He broke the Aggie freshman single-game touchdown record, which was last set by Leeland McElroy in 1993.
Oklahoma State lost key players Dez Bryant, who was suspended indefinitely, and Kendall Hunter, who had an injury. The Cowboys also lost 118 yards due to penalties, but were still able to win the game.
|#24 Texas Tech||14||0||8||8||30|
A&M picked up its first win at Tech since 1993. Tech was ranked #21 in the AP Poll and #24 in the Coaches Poll heading into the game. The Aggies also defeated the Red Raiders in front of a then record-crowd of 57,733.
The Aggies became bowl eligible for the first time since 2007 with a win over Baylor. In the second quarter, freshman running back Christine Michael ran for a 97 yard touchdown, breaking an A&M record for the longest play from scrimmage. The Aggies ran for 375 yards, and for the second time in the season, running backs Cyrus Gray and Christine Michael both ran for over 100 yards. Another record was broken in the third quarter, with Jerrod Johnson breaking Reggie McNeal's record for passing yards in a season.
- ↑ "A&M's Gray Nominated for 2009 Doak Walker Award". Aggieathletics.com. August 4, 2009. Archived from the original on August 16, 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/5j5LX4Elr. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
- ↑ Revello, Bryan (2009-07-29, 2009). "2009 John Mackey Award Watch List" (PDF). Nassausports.org. Archived from the original on August 16, 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/5j5LXXeaj. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
- ↑ "Daily Blog - Tuesday June 9th". July 9, 2009. http://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/June09/DBJune9.html. Retrieved September 27, 2009.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Justice, Richard (September 6, 2009). "Commentary: A&M takes crucial stride in restoring confidence". Houston Chronicle. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/justice/6605204.html. Retrieved September 6, 2009.
- ↑ "Utah State Aggies vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292620245. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ "UAB Blazers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292690245. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ "Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292760008. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ Rohde, John (October 10, 2009). "How Zac Robinson went from pressing to 'Press On'". The Oklahoman. Archived from the original on October 15, 2009. http://www.newsok.com/article/3408114. Retrieved October 11, 2009.
- ↑ "Texas A&M Aggies vs. Kansas State Wildcats Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292902306. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ "Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=292972641. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ "Iowas State Cyclones vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293040245. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ "Texas A&M Aggies vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293110038. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ "Texas A&M Aggies vs. Oklahoma Sooners Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100303082018/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293180201. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ "Baylor Bears vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293250245. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ "Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293300245. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ "Texas A&M Aggies vs. Georgia Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100320131224/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=293620061. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- ↑ Scott, Andrew (September 9, 2009). "Texas A&M dominates UNM in home opener". Diboll Free Press. http://www.dibollfreepress.com/news/2009/0909/sports/033.html. Retrieved September 9, 2009.
- ↑ Carlton, Chuck (September 21, 2009). "A&M's Fuller sidelined 4 to 6 weeks". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110708222407/http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/09/ams-fuller-sidelined-4-to-6-weeks.html. Retrieved September 21, 2009.
- ↑ "Texas A&M jumps ahead, tops Utah State 38-30". Associated Press. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h1E92QyOObZyFoofUPV3hMZFtGdgD9AQR2K00. Retrieved September 20, 2009.
- ↑ Riggs, Randy (September 20, 2009). "Nwachukwu's four touchdowns, A&M win overshadowed by injury to Fuller". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/other/2009/09/20/0920aggies.html. Retrieved September 20, 2009.
- ↑ "Halftime: Aggies lead 15-14 over 15th-ranked OSU". Tulsa World. October 10, 2009. http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/article.aspx?subjectid=389&articleid=20091010_298_0_COLLEG36073&allcom=1. Retrieved October 10, 2009.
- ↑ Chatmon, Brandon (October 11, 2009). "Oklahoma State penalized 11 times in win over Texas A&M". The Oklahoman. http://www.newsok.com/oklahoma-state-penalized-11-times-in-win-over-texas-am/article/3408119. Retrieved October 11, 2009.
- ↑ "Tech Football Notebook". Texas Tech Athletics. Archived from the original on October 28, 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20091028023553/http://www.redraiders.com/2009/10/24/tech-football-notebook-7/. Retrieved October 25, 2009.
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 "Texas A&M bowl eligible with bashing of Baylor". ESPN.com. November 22, 2009. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=293250245. Retrieved November 22, 2009.