COLLEGE STATION -- Less than a month into the season, Texas A&M has one of the worst passing offenses in the country.
And the Aggies are running out of time to get it right.
After Saturday's home game against winless Louisiana-Monroe, A&M plays a nationally televised game at Miami next Thursday night.
Then, it plunges into a Big 12 slate packed with tough road games.
The Aggies had to go three withering overtimes before beating
beat Fresno State, 47-45, to stay unbeaten two games into the
season. The Aggies pounded the Bulldogs at the end with a punishing
rushing attack and abandoned its dysfunctional passing game late,
running the ball on 28 of its final 29 plays.
The Aggies rushed for 318 yards in the game but passed for only
79. After two games, A&M's rushing offense ranks ninth in the
nation and the passing offense ranks 115th.
Quarterback Stephen McGee has only been sacked twice, but the
offense has also been plagued by dropped passes in the
inexperienced receiving corps.
Louisiana-Monroe would seem to be the perfect cure. The Warhawks rank 107th nationally in pass defense, allowing 313 yards per game.
Last week, Clemson quarterback Cullen Harper went 20-for-26 and
threw five touchdown passes against them.