Posted by Tom Fornelli
The Texas A&M Aggies trail Missouri 16-0 at halftime, but they're lucky that there are no negative points in college football because if there were, they'd surely qualify. The good news for the Aggies is that Jerrod Johnson hasn't thrown any interceptions or fumbled in the first half. The bad news for the Aggies is that he's still Jerrod Johnson.
Johnson has completed only 7-of-21 passes for 83 yards in the first half. Which means that over his last six quarters of play, Johnson has thrown 61 passes and completed 22 of them. Now while some of the blame can be laid with his receivers -- Ryan Tannehill dropped what should have been a touchdown late in the second quarter -- the overwhelming majority of it lies with Johnson.
The very next play following the dropped touchdown, Johnson had Tannehill wide open and overthrew him by about ten yards. The Aggies then went for it on fourth down, and Johnson dropped back before overthrowing his receiver by a good 20 yards. In fact, the closest person to the pass was a water boy on the Missouri sideline.
Now, the Aggies don't have much depth at quarterback on the roster. The backup is actually Tannehill, who has completed 3-of-4 passes this season, so I wouldn't blame Mike Sherman if he doesn't want to replace Johnson under center.
But for the love of god, man, call some more run plays. There is no reason for Christine Michael to only have six carries in the first half when the passing game is as abysmal as it has been.