COLLEGE STATION (AP)  Texas A&M’s defense was near perfect in Saturday’s 37-7 win over Idaho.

The offense still has some things to work on before the eighth-ranked Aggies open Big 12 play against No. 7 Oklahoma State this weekend.

The Aggies held Idaho to 187 yards, but 109 of those yards came in the fourth quarter when most of A&M’s starting defense was on the bench with the game well in hand.

Coach Mike Sherman raved about the defense and knows the group will need a similar performance to compete against the Cowboys’ high-powered offense.

Texas A&M piled up 517 yards of offense, but the Aggies weren’t happy with a sloppy first quarter that included two turnovers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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