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“We corrected some of the mistakes from Week 1 to Week 2, but we’re going to need to correct some more stuff because we know they will be ready,” he said.

Texas A&M’s defense gave up several big plays in last week’s 65-28 win over Sam Houston State while playing without several suspended starters. The unit will be back to full strength this week and the Aggies think that will allow them to get away from the “vanilla” defense they played the first two weeks.

Saturday will be the first full game for cornerback Deshazor Everett, who sat out the first half of Texas A&M’s opener serving a suspension for violating team rules, before drawing his targeting penalty and another suspension in the second half against Rice.

He’s a junior who started all but one game for Texas A&M last season and intercepted A.J. McCarron’s pass near the end zone in the fourth quarter to help secure the victory over the Crimson Tide.

He knows that many think that victory was a fluke, but that doesn’t concern him one bit.

“We go into the game thinking we can beat anybody and that’s how we’re going to approach this game,” he said. “When we’re the underdogs, we just go in there with a fight mentality and play harder as the underdogs.”