COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Mississippi State was unkind to Texas A&M once again over the weekend, but the silver lining is the Aggies will never have to go up against Nick Fitzgerald again.
Fitzgerald bounced back from his bad game against LSU, passing for 241 yards and two touchdowns and running for 88 yards and two more scores as he improved to 3-0 against A&M and earned SEC offensive player of the week honors after every win.
While the Bulldog offense was clicking, the Aggies offense continued to have issues -- dropping passes, not scoring in the red zone, and putting just 13 points in the board.
Jimbo Fisher said, "I'm disappointed we're not reaching our capabilities. I think when you go on the road you've really got to lock into that. Our kids played hard, I think they played with confidence, but you've got to play to make a statement I think sometimes. Every play has gotta be like it's the last play in the world. I think we play with effort that way but I think effort without total execution and great attention to detail. I think that's the key that logs you in and you have to be, we have a statement that says be where your feet are. In other words, everything in the world doesn't matter. The only thing you can control is where you're at. Be totally focused on on what you want. It's not because of want-to or anything else. We've got to look at the details and keep those practice details and keep doing it over and over and over until it becomes a habit. And it's not habit enough for us yet."