Big 12 Showdown: The Texas A&M Aggies (5-1, 1-1 Big 12) face undefeated Missouri (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) …
Texas A&M at Kansas: Quick glance
When: Saturday, October 7, 2006. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. (CDT).
Location: Memorial Stadium (50,071), Lawrence, Kan.
Television: FOX Sports Net (National). Broadcast crew: Bill Land (play-by-play), Gary Reasons (commentary), Emily Jones (sidelines)
Radio: Texas A&M Sports Network
Satellite Radio: Sirius, Channel 147
Series: Texas A&M leads Kansas 6-1. The Aggies have won six consecutive games against the Jayhawks and are 4-0 against KU in Big 12 action.
Texas A&M Head Coach Dennis Franchione on facing Kansas on the road: "Kansas has won nine in a row at home. They put up nearly 600 yards of offense Saturday night on Nebraska, that's pretty impressive . . . . They're having success at home. It's Homecoming, I never quite know how to take those kind of games even when I was hosting them; so you know, that's for what that's worth. Their defense, they had to do a little bit of rebuilding from last year but they have done a pretty nice job of it. They're probably fairly athletic upfront, aggressive. They're giving up more passing yards than rushing yards; they've been tough against the run, so we have to take all those things into account. Should be interesting. I think they're playing with a good spirit about themselves right now."
KU Head Coach Mark Mangino on A&M RB Jorvorskie Lane: "He's powerful, but he has quick feet. He changes direction pretty well for a big back. The other running backs are a little more speedy, hitting holes a little quicker."
Mangino on whether Texas A&M represents KU's biggest challenge so far: "It's hard to say. Nebraska ran the ball well up until our game and still had a few runs. I think Texas A&M will probably run the ball more in terms of frequency. We have played downhill as linebackers and we're playing gaps and getting up field on the defensive line. One of the things I like is that we're bringing some new faces into the fold who are playing well. "
KU DE John Larson on A&M: "I know they lost a tough game to Texas Tech last week, so both of us are looking for our first win in the Big 12. It is going to be a heated battle. I saw a couple clips of [Texas A&M Running Back] Jorvorskie Lane on Saturday. I played against a 270 pound fullback in high school so it should be fairly the same. You just have to hit them hard and low.""
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