COLLEGE STATION - Kansas State is like a lot of teams in the Big 12 Conference that has a talented quarterback under center. In just two seasons, Josh Freeman has become the Wildcats all time leading passer.
And the next time he throws a touchdown pass he will equal the school mark of 37. Freeman is one of the most accurate passers in the Big 12 with only 2 interceptions on the year, and leads K-State with 8 rushing touchdowns.
At 6-6 he's not only one of the tallest quarterbacks in the country, but has one of the strongest arms as well. That coming from a Texas A&M Head Football Coach Mike Sherman, who's seen what the NFL has to offer over the years.
"The problems that he presents are multiple. There's not a throw on the field that he can't make," says Sherman. "He's got everything you would want in a quarterback. If you wanted to write Santa Claus a letter and have him send you a quarterback, that's about what you would ask for," says Joe Kines, A&M Defensive Coordinator.
As for Sherman's Aggies. It tough to find a silver lining following a 56-28 loss, but maybe A&M's second half performance offensively against Oklahoma State will provide a spark.
Sophomore quarterback Jerrod Johnson was able to direct the team on three storing drives over the final 30 minutes, and when the dust settled Saturday night A&M actually had more offensive yards than the Cowboys.
The Aggie offense feels it's improving and hopefully Saturday against Kansas State the A&M offense will pick up where it left off in Stillwater.
"I sure hope that. It's tough when you lose a game that bad. I guess if there's any bright spot is that we finished the game strong," said freshman receiver Ryan Tannehill.
Freshman running back Cyrus Gray added, "We talked about that as a team on Sunday and we feel as a team we can go out and do that every quarter, every half. We could really produce a lot of points on the board."
"We need to come out of the starting gate a little better, play well in the first half and carry it into the second half. If we did we'd be a totally different ball club. We have to come out in the first half and get it rolling early so we can make a ballgame of it and get a win," concluded senior offensive tackle Travis Schneider.
Texas A&M has won 5 in a row over the Wildcats. Kick-off is set for 1 o'clock Saturday and there is no live television for the second consecutive week.