A look around the Big 12

Originally Published: November 2, 2004
By Chip Brown | Special to
Can Gary Barnett still bring players to Boulder? Do Adrian Peterson and Jason White both deserve Heisman consideration? Can Sonny Cumbie reach 5,000 yards? These questions and more are answered in our Big 12 notebook.

Texas A&M

  • With Oklahoma next up on the schedule, this week is all about leadership. Quarterback Reggie McNeal and receiver Terrence Murphy must grab hold of this offense and players like safety Jaxson Appel must get the defense focused.

  • The Aggies had only one turnover through seven games and then suffered three turnovers and a blocked punt in their upset overtime loss to Baylor. The Aggies' defense wasn't equipped to handle the sudden change, giving up two touchdowns and a field goal following the miscues.