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Texas A&M freshman Will Gunnell apologizes for 'ill-advised' gesture at fans

Texas A&M freshman Will Gunnell apologizes for 'ill-advised' gesture at fans

There was no crowd audio as the SEC Network showed the shot of Texas A&M players heading to the locker room, so it's unclear if the gesture was towards unhappy Aggie fans or a contingent of ULL fans that had made the trip west. Louisiana could be in position to sneak out of College Station with an upset win if taken lightly, while A&M needs reps against live action to forge chemistry on offense before hitting conference play. That one victory came against A&M 21 years ago in Lafayette, when the town partied for days afterward.

Jackson's return was one of three defensive scores for the Cajuns, with Damon Mason's 42-yard interception return tying the game at 7 and Charles Johnson's 17-yard fumble return for a score making it 14-7 late in the first quarter.

"I wasn't surprised they threw it that much", said Broussard, who served two stints under three head coaches as a Cajuns assistant and later worked six years on the radio broadcast crew. Walk-on Colton Taylor of Memorial High is another option on Saturday, should Mond struggle as he did in the second half against Nicholls.

Defensively, the Aggies have controlled the line of scrimmage in dominating fashion. "Are we the team we want to be right now?"

"He's comfortable there", Sumlin said.

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"We're just trying to find the best combination of starting five that will produce the best right now", junior offensive lineman Conner Lanfear said. "Moving forward I think it's going to help us down the road". "We could tell they were panicking a little and weren't happy with some things we were doing".

The Aggies put the game completely out of reach at the 6:41 mark of the final quarter, Jacob Kibodi scored on a long 67-yard touchdown run, to extend the margin to 45-21.

With Sumlin's job in more jeopardy than it's been during his A&M tenure, the Aggies are holding on to what happened at UCLA over the first 2 ½ quarters as hope for what can be this season. "Both guys need be developed and continue to develop and the only way to do that is practice them both and play them both". Adding to the drama, this could be a trap game for the A&M. The school formerly known as Southwestern Louisiana is 1-63 all-time against current SEC members.

"I think me being able to get a presence in the game has done a lot for [the quarterbacks] - taking the stress off them", Bussey said.