A few observations from Texas A&M's 28-22 victory over New Mexico:
* You have to admire the poise of sophomore QB Jerrod Johnson, who played all but the first series against New Mexico after Stephen McGee suffered a sprained throwing shoulder. Facing the Lobos' unique blitz package, Johnson completed 10 of 19 passes for 124 yards and three touchdowns. He also scrambled for 31 yards despite being sacked three times. McGee will probably be back under center when he's healthy, but the Aggies' future looks to be in good hands with Johnson. In the meantime, he's a pretty good receiver as well.
* A&M's run defense is looking pretty sketchy. One week after giving up 280 rushing yards to Arkansas State, the Aggies gave up 240 to the Lobos. It's scary to think what kind of numbers Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray might put up against them.
* The Aggies' running game was surprisingly ineffective Saturday. A&M backs averaged just 2.4 yards per carry, finishing with 123 yards between five ball carriers, and didn't have a rushing touchdown. Freshman Cyrus Gray had 29 yards to lead the ground attack. Mike Goodson injured his knee in the second quarter and finished with only six carries for 9 yards. However, he did return to the game in the third quarter.
* Freshman wide receiver Jeff Fuller is the real deal. His 10-yard TD grab over Lobos cornerback DeAndre Wright was a thing of beauty. Something tells me the Johnson-to-Fuller combo will be a big hit with Aggies fans down the road.
* Defensive end Michael Bennett's hard work in the classroom is paying off. He had one of his best games Saturday, recovering a fumble and returning it 37 yards to set up A&M's only second-half touchdown, making 2.5 tackles for a loss of 9 yards and finishing with nine total tackles.