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Coach Bear Bryant has built a tough, tenacious defense. The Aggies dropped off at the tail end of the season because 15 players had to carry the load and the lack of reserves finally told on A&M. The Cadets gang tackle, pursue well and hit hard—they yielded only 47 points all season. The offense, slowed early in the season by injuries to Heisman Award Winner John Crow and Loyd Taylor, another fine halfback, meshed late; the passing game fell short of expectations, so that opponents could use eight-and nine-man lines to halter the Aggie running. The combination of ineffective passing, hobbled running and stacked defenses limited the Aggies to three and four yards at a time. The offense, with cripples back, should click now, and the defense was always good.
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