COLLEGE STATION -- It all seems to be coming pretty easily to Jerrod Johnson.
Texas A&M's sophomore quarterback has started just five games
this season, and already has two of the top four passing
performances in school history. He set an A&M record with 419
passing yards in the Aggies' 44-30 loss to Kansas State on October
11th and had four touchdown passes and 381 passing yards in
Saturday's 49-35 win at Iowa State.
Overall, Johnson's completed 65 percent of his passes this
season and has six touchdown throws in the last three games without
Johnson lost the starting job to senior Stephen McGee during
August practices, but McGee has missed most of the season with a
shoulder injury. Johnson has started the past four games and
averaged 27.5 completions and 325 passing yards.
The Aggies (3-5, 1-3 Big 12) play Colorado (4-4, 1-3) on
Saturday, and Johnson comes in ranked eighth in the league in
passing yards (219 per game) and pass efficiency (149.7).
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman is careful not to give Johnson too
much praise. Johnson is A&M's third-leading rusher, but he's lost
three fumbles, and Sherman said he's talked to Johnson about
protecting the ball better.