No time to pout for Texas A&M, because #11 Arkansas is next on the schedule.
The Razorback’s Ryan Mallett is going through his issues with the interception bug, despite throwing the ball well. Arkansas is still recovering from losing against Alabama nearly two weeks ago.
Mallett had suffered a similar fate as Jerrod Johnson against Oklahoma State on the road.
Both had chances on the last offensive drive to lead their team to a score, but ended up throwing an interception to end the game.
Eight interceptions in two games would normally mean bench time for any quarterback, but Aggies’ head coach Mike Sherman says senior Jerrod Johnson will be given a chance to work his issues out.
“He’s a very smart quarterback. I think he can work through this,” said Sherman, who cited breakdowns by other players as contributing factors in two of Johnson’s four interceptions against OSU.
Sherman seems committed to Jerrod Johnson, and has shown patience.
“The turnovers hurt, but I think he did a great job of focusing on the next play. You want your quarterback to have amnesia. Quarterbacks will make mistakes. Every play they touch the ball and they have to make split-second decisions.”