Nonetheless, the architects of the run-and-shoot went home thinking that they had simply shot themselves in the foot. "All we had to do was burn the blitz once," said Pardee.
Ware had another explanation: "We didn't play pass-and-catch. When we execute, we cannot be stopped."
C'mon, Andre, how about giving a little credit to the Aggies' D? True, your receivers had a few balls clang off their hands, and your aim on this afternoon wasn't quite as sharp as usual, but you and your teammates didn't beat yourselves. You had plenty of help. Give a listen to Wallace speaking with characteristic understatement—but absolute accuracy: "Oh, I'd say we had something to do with it."