April 16, 2009

Offense rules during Thursday practice

Texas A&M hit the practice fields once again Thursday for the final full day of practice before the annual Maroon & White spring game Saturday at Kyle Field. And in a somewhat surprise with how the defense has dominated the scoreboard, the offense took the day by a score of 106-93.

The offense did it on the back of Jerrod Johnson's touchdown drive during team drills and a number of big gains from running backs Cyrus Gray, Bradley Stephens and Jay Tolliver.

"I thought we did some good things this morning and this afternoon as well. We did more short yardage and two-back offense today than we've been doing," said A&M head coach Mike Sherman. "When you put that fullback in there it's a pretty physical practice. I thought our backs ran really well throughout the day in both the morning and the afternoon."

A&M receivers were also on their game Thursday, rebounding from a very poor outing Tuesday in which each receiver dropped multiple passes. Thursday, however, the receivers and tight ends stepped up in a big way.

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