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Lane, defense power Aggies past the Tigers

Dennis Franchione's been searching for the right recipe at Texas A&M. Look like he found it in wrecking ball RB Jovorskie Lane and a revived defense, writes Mark Schlabach.

Updated: October 14, 2006, 11:47 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M's defense might not yet be worthy of "Wrecking Crew" status, the moniker given to each of the Aggies' great defensive units of the past. But Texas A&M is certainly more stingy than it has been recently under coach Dennis Franchione, and with tailback Jorvorskie Lane, a 278-pound wrecking ball, the Aggies might have the recipe to save Franchione's job.

With the defense shutting out No. 19 Missouri in the second half on Saturday, and Lane running 28 times ...

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