Aggies look to take step forward against Louisiana-Lafayette

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Jake Hubenak jogs off the field following Texas A&M's 24-14 win over Nicholls State at Kyle Field in College Station Texas on Saturday

Twenty-one years ago this week, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns pulled off the biggest upset in school history by toppling Texas A&M at Lafayette, La.

Senior Jake Hubenak will likely also see a few more snaps under center in place of the ineffective Kellen Mond, although Sumlin has indicated both quarterbacks will play on Saturday. Then there was the A&M team that made the second half look effortless in a 45-21 nonconference win.

Records: Texas A&M 1-1; Louisiana-Lafayette 1-1.

True freshman Kellen Mond, who started last week's 24-14 victory over Nicholls State, is expected to start the final tune-up for the Aggies (1-1) before opening Southeastern Conference play against Arkansas.

Unless the Aggies get some serious separation in the second half, the natives will continue to get even more restless in College Station and Kevin Sumlin's hot seat will continue at a rolling boil at best.

Texas A&M ended up outgaining Louisiana, in terms of total offense, 480-309, including a 179-93 edge in rushing yards, as well as a 301-216 advantage in passing yards. Sophomore linebacker Tyrel Dodson, who returned an interception for a touchdown, said a sluggish start occasionally happens in football. Kibodi had 101 yards on four carries to help the Aggies outgain Louisiana-Lafayette 331-82 in the second half.

Defensively, the Aggies have controlled the line of scrimmage in dominating fashion.

"We've had different offensive line combinations", Sumlin said. The following week, the Aggies struggled against Nicholls State, an FCS team they were favored to beat by 36.5 points. Starting next weekend, Texas A&M will be in the midst of SEC play.

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