Open main menu

2010 Texas A&M Aggies football team

The 2010 Texas A&M Aggies football team (often referred to as "A&M" or the "Aggies") represented Texas A&M University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by third-year head coach Mike Sherman and played their home games at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. The team's defense was led by first-year coach Tim DeRuyter. They were members of the South Division of the Big 12 Conference.

2010 Texas A&M Aggies football
Texas A&M University logo.svg
Big 12 South Division co-champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 24–41 vs. LSU
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 19
2010 record9–4 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coachMike Sherman (3rd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorTim DeRuyter (1st season)
Base defense3–4
CaptainJerrod Johnson
Home stadiumKyle Field
(Capacity: 83,002)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 20 Nebraska xy   6 2         10 4  
No. 18 Missouri x   6 2         10 3  
Kansas State   3 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 5         5 7  
Colorado   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 9  
Southern Division
No. 6 Oklahoma xy$   6 2         12 2  
No. 13 Oklahoma State x   6 2         11 2  
No. 19 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
Baylor   4 4         7 6  
Texas Tech   3 5         8 5  
Texas   2 6         5 7  
Championship: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The Aggies finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in Big 12 play and were South Division champions with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. They were invited to the Cotton Bowl Classic where they were defeated by LSU, 24–41.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 46:00 pmStephen F. Austin*W 48–781,287[1]
September 116:00 pmLouisiana Tech*
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
W 48–1677,579[2]
September 186:00 pmFIU*
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
W 27–2079,069[3]
September 306:30 pmat Oklahoma StateESPNL 35–3848,284[4]
October 92:30 pmvs. No. 11 Arkansas*ABCL 17–2465,622[5]
October 1611:00 amNo. 21 Missouri
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FSNL 9–3083,453[6]
October 236:00 pmat KansasFSNW 45–1044,239[7]
October 302:30 pmTexas Tech
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX (rivalry)
W 45–2784,479[8]
November 66:00 pmNo. 11 Oklahoma
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FSNW 33–1981,392[9]
November 136:00 pmat BaylorNo. 23FSNW 42–3045,089[10]
November 207:00 pmNo. 9 NebraskaNo. 18
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
ABCW 9–690,079[11]
November 257:00 pmat TexasNo. 17ESPNW 24–17100,752[12]
January 7, 20117:27 pmvs. No. 11 LSU*No. 18
FOXL 24–4183,514[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2010 Texas A&M Aggies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Jerrod Johnson Sr
QB 3 Jameill Showers Fr
WR 4 Brandal Jackson So
WR 5 Kenric McNeal So
QB 6 Luke Woodley Fr
WR 7 Uzoma Nwachukwu So
WR 8 Jeff Fuller Jr
WR 9 Nate Askew Fr
WR 10 Cody Beyer Sr
TE 13 Tommy Dorman So
WR 14 Keon Furtch So
WR 15 Kenny Brown Sr
WR 16 LeKendrick Williams Fr
QB 16 Matt Joeckel Fr
QB 17 Ryan Tannehill Jr
QB 18 Patrick O'Quinn Fr
TE 19 Winston Gamso So
RB 20 Bradley Stephens Jr
TE 21 Michael Lamothe So
RB 23 Ben Malena Fr
WR 24 Taylor Randle Jr
WR 25 Ryan Swope (C) So
RB 27 Mister Jones Fr
RB 29 Anthony Vela Sr
TE 30 Don Bishop Fr
RB 32 Cyrus Gray Jr
RB 33 Christine Michael So
RB 34 Jay Tolliver So
WR 35 Lee Rodgers Fr
FB 37 Garrett Graham Jr
TE 45 Matt Sherman So
OL 51 Jarvis Harrison Fr
OL 55 Chase Dube Fr
OL 61 Patrick Lewis So
OL 62 Jeffrey Hyde Fr
OL 63 Cedric Ogbuehi Fr
OL 65 Evan Eike Jr
OL 67 Joseph Villavisencio Jr
OL 70 Matt Allen Sr
OL 71 Brian Thomas So
OL 72 Josh Ayers So
OL 73 Rhontae Scales Fr
OL 74 Danny Baker Jr
OL 75 Jake Matthews Fr
OL 76 Luke Joeckel Fr
OL 77 Shep Klinke Fr
OL 78 Garrett Gramling Fr
OL 79 Joseph Cheek Fr
TE 8o Hutson Prioleau Fr
TE 81 Nehemiah Hicks Fr
WR 82 David Adame So
WR 83 Michael Walker Fr
WR 84 Malcome Kennedy Fr
WR 86 Seth Gardner So
TE 87 Nehemiah Hicks Fr
WR 88 Gaston Lamascus Fr
TE 90 Justin Breshears Fr
TE 96 Caden Smith Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Trent Hunter Jr
DB 2 Steven Campbell So
DB 3 Lionel Smith Jr
DB 4 Toney Hurd Jr. Fr
DB 5 Coryell Judie Jr
DL 6 K.J. Williams Jr
DB 7 Terrence Frederick Jr
LB 8 Garrick Williams Jr
DB 9 Charlie Thomas Fr
LB 10 Sean Porter So
LB 11 Jonathan Stewart So
DB 13 Desmond Gardiner Fr
DB 14 Clay Honeycutt Fr
DB 17 Chris Caflisch Sr
DL 19 Eddie Brown, Jr. Jr
DB 21 Steven Terrell (C) So
DB 22 Dustin Harris Fr
LB 23 Domonique Patterson Fr
LB 24 Malcolm Johnson Fr
DB 28 Louie Swope Fr
DB 29 Blaine Cheatham So
LB 35 Ricky Cavanaugh Jr
LB 37 Michael Hodges Sr
LB 38 Kolten Thigpen Jr
LB 40 Von Miller Sr
DL 41 Connor Fields Fr
DB 41 Demaurier Thompson Sr
DL 42 Kirby Ennis Fr
DL 44 Andrew Wolridge So
LB 47 Caleb Russell So
LB 48 Andrew Weaver Fr
DL 49 Brandon Jackson Fr
DL 72 Gavin Stansbury Fr
DL 77 Lucas Patterson Sr
DL 83 Tony Jerod-Eddie Jr
DL 89 Ivan Robinson Fr
DL 90 Ben Bass Jr
DL 91 Rob Rhodeback Fr
DL 92 Jonathan Mathis Jr
DL 93 Jomo McDuff Fr
JKR 94 Damontre Moore Fr
DL 96 Michael Ebbitt Jr
DL 97 Cody Williams Sr
DL 99 Spencer Nealy So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 26 Ken Wood Jr
PK 28 Randy Bullock Jr
PK 31 Kyle Serres Fr
P 36 Jared Jaroszewski Jr
PK 47 Logan Ortiz Jr
P 48 Ryan Epperson So
DS 53 Justin Ortega Fr
DS 95 Ben Bredthauer So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Notable playersEdit

Player (Position) Records broken Honors received
Jeff Fuller (WR)  • Season touchdowns
 • Career touchdowns
 • Number of games with at least one catch
 • First team All-Big 12[14]
Cyrus Gray (RB)  • Career-high of 223 yards in Texas game
 • First Aggie RB since Leeland McElroy in 1995 to reach 200 yards[15]
 • First Aggie since Courtney Lewis in 2003 to rush for 1,000 yards.[16]
 • Ran longest play from scrimmage and scored
 • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Texas)[17]
 • Honorable mention All-Big 12[14]
Michael Hodges (LB)  • Career-high of 19 tackles against Oklahoma  • 2× Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oklahoma, Nebraska)[17]
 • FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (Oklahoma)[18]
 • Honorable mention All-Big 12[14]
Coryell Judie (KR/DB)  • First Aggie in school history to return kickoffs for touchdowns in consecutive games[19]  • 2× Big 12 Special Teams Player (Oklahoma, Baylor)[17]
 • Second team All-Big 12[14]
Von Miller (LB)  • N/A  • 2× Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Baylor, Texas)[17]
 • Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (Texas)[20]
 • First team All-Big 12 selection[14]
 • 2010 Butkus Award winner for Nation's top collegiate linebacker[21]
  • Trent Hunter, DB, Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week (Nebraska);[20] Honorable mention All-Big 12[14]
  • Jerrod Johnson, QB, was the starter for the first seven games. He broke school records for career passing yards, single game completions, and career total offense.
  • Christine Michael, RB, season cut short due to injury during Texas Tech game[22]
  • Ryan Swope, WR, broke season catch record; honorable mention All-Big 12[14]
  • Ryan Tannehill, QB, has been the starting quarterback since Texas Tech game, where he broke the single game passing record. He played wide receiver earlier in the season. All-Big 12 Honorable mention.
  • Patrick Lewis, OL, plays for the Seahawks in 2015
  • Other All-Big 12 coach's selections include Matt Allen (second team OL). Total honorable mention selections is 22.[14]

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Alma mater (Year) Year at A&M
Mike Sherman Head coach Central Connecticut State (1978) 3rd
Tom Rossley Quarterbacks Cincinnati (1969) 3rd
Randy Jordan Running backs North Carolina (1993) 3rd
Jim Turner Offensive line Boston College (1988) 3rd
Troy Walters Wide receivers Stanford (2000) 1st
Tim DeRuyter Defensive coordinator
Assistant head coach
Air Force (1985) 1st
Terrell Williams Defensive line East Carolina (1998) 1st
Dat Nguyen Inside linebackers Texas A&M (1998) 1st
Nick Toth Outside linebackers Ohio (1999) 1st
Charles McMillian Defensive backs Utah State (1995) 3rd
Dave Kennedy Strength and conditioning Nebraska (1985) 3rd

Game summariesEdit

Stephen F. AustinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SFA 0 7 0 0 7
Texas A&M 7 13 21 7 48

Louisiana TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
LA Tech 3 7 6 0 16
Texas A&M 7 14 17 10 48

Florida InternationalEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
FIU 3 3 14 0 20
Texas A&M 0 6 0 21 27

Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 14 7 0 14 35
Oklahoma State 0 7 21 10 38

ArkansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 14 7 3 0 24
Texas A&M 7 7 3 0 17

MissouriEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 6 10 14 0 30
Texas A&M 0 0 3 6 9

KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 14 17 7 7 45
Kansas 3 7 0 0 10

Jerrod Johnson and Ryan Tannehill split time at quarterback for the first time.

Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas Tech 7 7 0 13 27
Texas A&M 3 21 14 7 45

Ryan Tannehill's first career start. Johnson benched.

OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 0 17 2 19
Texas A&M 9 3 7 14 33

Texas A&M defeated Oklahoma for the first time since 2002. Also the first time A&M beat a ranked opponent at home since 2007 Texas.[23] It was an upset victory that included 3 goal-line stands by the A&M defense. OU ran 15 plays under the Aggie 10-yard line, and gained only 11 yards.[24] Michael Hodges was part of the 3 goal-line stands. He earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for his career-high 19 tackles.[25] A&M also became ranked after the game, for the first time since September 21, 2007.[26]

Oklahoma's loss was historically significant. OU ran the most plays (104) in its history, beating the previous record of 102. In games in which the Sooners ran more than 90 plays, the Sooners had been 39–0. The Sooners also had only 29 first downs; OU was 57–0 before the game, in which it made at least 29 first downs.[27]

BaylorEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 7 14 14 7 42
Baylor 17 13 0 0 30

Cyrus Gray picked up 137 rushing yards for a career-high of 4 touchdowns.[28]

NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 0 0 3 6
Texas A&M 0 3 0 6 9

Record-setting crowd of 90,079. Cyrus Gray's fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game (Darren Lewis 1990).[29] Trent Hunter had 2 interceptions.[30] Nebraska was charged with a school-record 16 penalties for a total of 145 yards,[31] and Texas A&M only had 2 penalties for 10 yards. No touchdowns were scored for either team, and all of the points were scored by way of field goals. Taylor Martinez re-injured his right ankle in the first quarter when he was stepped on by one of his offensive linemen.

Questionable roughing the passer call against Nebraska.[32] Bo Pelini's behavior during the game was called into question.[31][33][34][35]

Aggies won Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.[36]

TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 7 17 0 24
Texas 7 0 7 3 17

Cyrus Gray had a 200-yard game, first A&M RB since Leeland McElroy 1995. This game pushed Cyrus Gray over the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the 2010 season. Texas finished with its first losing season since 1997.[15] With the win, the Aggies won a share of the Big 12 South Division title.[37]

LSU – Cotton Bowl ClassicEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Tigers 7 21 7 6 41
#18 Aggies 10 7 0 7 24

NFL DraftEdit

1st Round, 2nd Overall Pick by the Denver Broncos—Sr. LB Von Miller.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
  2. ^ "Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "Florida International Golden Panthers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
  4. ^ "Texas A&M Aggies vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010.
  6. ^ "Missouri Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies – Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010.
  7. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks vs. Texas A&M Aggies – Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 25, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  8. ^ "He's the man: Tannehill wrecks Tech". Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
  9. ^ "Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. November 6, 2010. Archived from the original on November 9, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
  10. ^ Solomon, Jerome (November 14, 2010). "A&M Makes Strong Case for Mattering Again". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 14, 2010.
  11. ^ "Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. November 20, 2010. Archived from the original on November 24, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  12. ^ "Texas A&M Aggies vs. Texas Longhorns Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2010.
  13. ^ "LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&ATCLID=205038561&DB_OEM_ID=10410
  15. ^ a b https://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jjKAQSgS2ZdecUruMfR00Qw1vWDQ?docId=53e750e7baa84db4a080c2994ed1292e
  16. ^ http://www.aggiesports.com/football/Historic-day-for-Aggies--Gray
  17. ^ a b c d http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&ATCLID=205038501&DB_OEM_ID=10410
  18. ^ http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/news/2010/nagurski101109.html
  19. ^ http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/article.aspx?subjectid=203&articleid=20101116_203_B7_TEXASA354062
  20. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2010-12-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ http://www.thebutkusaward.com/resources/assetcontent/Butkus%20Award%202010%20Collegiate%20Winner%20Von%20Miller.doc
  22. ^ "A&M's Michael undergoes surgery". Retrieved 8 November 2010.
  23. ^ http://www.globe-democrat.com/news/2010/nov/07/big-12-notes-stats-standings/[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ http://newsok.com/aggies-were-more-physical/article/3512331
  25. ^ http://www.aggiesports.com/football/CESSNA--Well--this-is-different
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2010-11-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  27. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2010-11-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  28. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=303170239
  29. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_/id/21848/gray-is-the-difference-in-gritty-am-win
  30. ^ http://www.aggiesports.com/football/CROOME--Aggies-meet-DeRuyter-s-goal
  31. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  32. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  33. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  34. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-11-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  35. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/ncf/news/story?id=5835532
  36. ^ http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=106181&SPID=13139&ATCLID=205035597&DB_OEM_ID=10410
  37. ^ http://blog.mysanantonio.com/aggies/2010/11/aggies-share-south-title-likely-to-pick-cotton/