By the Numbers: Texas A&M

A look inside the numbers shows Texas A&M, LSU's opponent this weekend, is a force on offense and special teams.

Here is a statistical breakdown of Texas A&M complete with projected starters on both offense and defense.

No. 18 Texas A&M Aggies
5-1 overall, 2-1 in SEC play
2-1 at home, 3-0 on the road

2012 Schedule/Results
L, vs. Florida, 20-17
W, at SMU, 48-3
W, vs. South Carolina State, 70-14
W, vs. Arkansas, 58-10
W, at Ole Miss, 30-27
W, at Louisiana Tech, 59-57 (Game played in Shreveport, rescheduled from Week One, Thursday night)

Team Statistics

Rushing Offense – 235.8 ypg (13th NCAA, 1st SEC)
Passing Offense – 307.8 ypg (20, 2)
Total Offense – 543.7 ypg (6, 1)
Scoring Offense – 47.0 ppg (5, 1)
Sacks Allowed – 12 for 77 yards (68, 5)
Rushing Defense – 124.7 ypg (35, 5)
Passing Defense – 280.8 ypg (107, 13)
Total Defense – 405.5 ypg (72, 10)
Scoring Defense – 21.8 ppg (36, 6)
Sacks – 19 for 112 yards (T-11, 2)
Tackles for Loss – 44 for 183 yards (23, 5)
Turnover Margin – Minus-2 (80, 11)
Net Punting – 44.7 ypp (1, 1)
Punt Returns – 16.6 ypr (7, 3)
Kickoff Returns – 23.3 ypr (39, 4)
Penalties – 47 for 433 yards

Texas A&M Offense
(With each player's career starts in parenthesis)

Projected Starters: QB – Johnny Manziel (6), RB – Ben Malena (7), WR – Ryan Swope (28), WR Uzoma Nwachukwu (38), WR – Mike Evans (6), TE – Nehemiah Hicks (17), LT – Luke Joeckel (32), LG – Jarvis Harrison (11), C – Patrick Lewis (41), RG – Cedric Ogbuehi (12), RT – Jake Matthews (26)

Key Rotational Players: WR Thomas Johnson, WR Kenric McNeal, WR Malcome Kennedy, RB Christine Michael, RB Trey Williams

Texas A&M Defense
(With each player's career starts in parenthesis)

Projected Starters: DE – Julien Obioha (6), NG – Kirby Ennis (6), DT – Spencer Nealy (15), RUSH – Damontre Moore (16), SLB – Sean Porter (34), MLB – Jonathan Stewart (26), WLB/Nickel – Steven Jenkins (9), CB – De'Vante Harris (6), FS – Steven Terrell (17), SS – Toney Hurd, Jr. (6), CB – Tramain Jacobs (2)

Key Rotational Players: SS/CB Deshazor Everett, CB Dustin Harris, Nickel Donnie Baggs, S Howard Matthews, DL Gavin Stansbury

Individual Statistics

Passing
Johnny Manziel: 128-of-190 (67.4%) for 1,680 yards, 14 TD, 3 INT
Jamiell Showers: 12-of-24 (50.0%) for 115 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT

Rushing
Johnny Manziel: 91 rushes for 676 yards (7.4 ypc), 10 TD
Ben Malena: 60 rushes for 380 yards (6.3 ypc), 3 TD
Christine Michael: 41 rushes for 169 yards (4.1 ypc), 4 TD
Trey Williams: 26 rushes for 107 yards (4.1 ypc), 2 TD
Brice Dolezal: 12 rushes for 49 yards (4.1 ypc), 0 TD

Receiving
Mike Evans: 36 catches for 549 yards (15.3 ypr), 2 TD
Ryan Swope: 20 catches for 299 yards (15.0 ypr), 3 TD
Thomas Johnson: 20 catches for 265 yards (13.3 ypr), 1 TD
Uzoma Nwachukwu: 11 catches for 159 yards (14.5 ypr), 4 TD
Trey Williams: 6 catches for for 124 yards (20.7 ypr), 0 TD

Defensive
Damontre Moore: 52 tackles, 15 TFL (1st in NCAA), 8.5 sacks (T-2nd in NCAA)
Jonathan Stewart: 43 tackles, 0.5 sacks
Sean Porter – 33 tackles, 2 TFL, 0.5 sacks
Steven Jenkins – 29 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT
Steven Terrell – 27 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 2 INT
Spencer Nealy – 22 tackles, 2 sacks
Donnie Baggs – 16 tackles, 1.5 TFL

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