Close calls have Texas A&M perplexed

Texas A&M's close calls, Ron Prince gutsy playcalling and Paul Thompson's impressive passing highlight this week's Big 12 notebook.

Updated: November 15, 2006, 6:47 PM ET
By Tim Griffin | Special to ESPN.com
• Texas A&M's 28-27 loss to Nebraska continued the Aggies' recent struggles in close games. A&M has lost its three conference games by a combined six points. And the back-to-back one-point losses to Oklahoma and Nebraska marked the first time the Aggies have lost consecutive one-point games in the 112-season history of the program.

"It just comes down to the fact you needed to make one more play," A&M coach Dennis Franchione said. "We needed a field goal. We needed a first down. We needed a stop, but we couldn't get it."

In both losses to Nebraska and Oklahoma, the Aggies won the turnover battle. Before those last two games, A&M had been 17-1 under Franchione when it won the turnover battle.

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