Five Questions: Oklahoma at Texas A&M

Will Box continue to improve?

Kyle Field is typically one of the toughest venues for a visiting team and although the Sooners have been playing strong the past couple of weekends there are still some questions heading in to the A&M game and many of them are on the defensive side of the ball.

1. Is this the same Texas A&M team that lost to Arkansas State?

The answer to that question would have to be a resounding no. Texas A&M has been playing much better over the past few weeks. The past two weeks the offense has been very consistent in conference wins over Iowa State and Colorado.

They have yet to win a Big 12 South game in 2008, but they are not so bad athletically that they should ever lose a game to a team like Arkansas State.

"In the last few games they are really coming on," OU head coach Bob Stoops explained. "You can see in the Colorado game that they really played well. Their quarterback Johnson continues to play well. He's getting better and playing more comfortably and making good decisions. He makes very few mistakes."

2. How will the defensive line look with out Auston English?

As we witnessed a year ago when English went down, a pass rush is necessary to be successful in this conference.

Luckily for the Sooners they have some guys ready for duty. Frank Alexander as been playing extremely well and Jeremy Beal has developed in to a consistent player.

Alan Davis is another player that has played well when he has been inserted in to games.

3. Will Austin Box continue to improve?

We think that Box will continue to improve, but the question will remain how much?

He has been playing o.k., but you can still really tell that the defense is missing Ryan Reynolds in a big way.

Box looks like a natural talent and he has a high football I.Q., so it should only be a matter of time before he has made a full adjustment to MLB.

"The more a young guy plays the more improvement he makes," Stoops said of Box's play.

4. Will Jerrod Johnson and Jeff Fuller set new marks for A&M?

Johnson and Fuller are both one touchdown away from setting Texas A&M records

Johnson, who has been unbelievable since taking over for he injured Stephen McGee is one TD away from tying former Aggie slinger Dustin Long for the most touchdowns in one season (19). He has also gone four consecutive games without throwing an interception.

Fuller, once an OU commit, is one TD catch away from tying A&M's single season mark at eight.

"Jeff is a good player and he is playing well for them," Stoops said of his one time commitment. "He is one of their main targets. He is a big guy and he is playing well for them."

5. Outside of Sam Bradford who will step up as the offensive MVP?

Last week Quentin Chaney answered the bell and this week it could be a number of players.

Sam Bradford is right in the thick of the Heisman race and watch for him to have yet another big game on the road. A&M has been playing better, but their defense is still playing weak against the pass.

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