COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Ticker) -- Reggie McNeal threw three
touchdowns and ran for two more, leading Texas A&M to its most
lopsided win in over six years, a 73-10 Big 12 Conference
victory over Baylor.
McNeal was just 9-of-14, but made them count, throwing for 199
yards, including a 91-yard TD strike to Jamaar Taylor. The
Aggies (3-3, 1-1 Big 12 South) snapped a three-game losing
streak with their biggest margin of victory since a 66-0 rout of
Southwest Louisiana in 1997.
Texas A&M totaled 719 yards - the second-most in school history
and its fourth game with more than 700 yards.
It also marked the first time Texas A&M reached 70 points since
a 74-10 victory over former Southwest Conference rival Texas
Christian in 1986. One week after its 42-30 win over Colorado,
Baylor trailed just 10-3 after the first quarter.
But the Aggies struck for 21 straight points, turning the game
into a rout as they took a 38-10 advantage into the locker room.
Jaxson Appeal started things with a 64-yard interception,
McNeal followed with a two-yard TD run and Courtney Lewis scored
on a one-yard run.
McNeal also ran eight times for 70 yards, while Lewis had 158
yards on 12 carries and Derek Farmer had 117 on 11 attempts.
Taylor had five catches for 145 yards and capped the first half
with an eight-yard score with 20 seconds left.
Texas A&M tacked on to its lead with five TDs in the second
half. After McNeal scored his second TD of the day, Taylor
caught a 91-yard pass and Lewis raced in for an 86-yard score to
make it 59-10.
The Bears dropped their 30th straight conference road game as
they were outgained 437-32 on the ground.
South Carolina has decided to give up Saturday's home game against No. 7 LSU because of devastating floods that have hit the state, moving the game to Baton Rouge.
Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
West Virginia All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph is out for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.
Rutgers has reinstated senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo a day after an assault charge against him was dropped.
Ole Miss cornerback Tee Shepard, who missed all of last season with a toe injury, has decided to give up football and focus on completing his college degree.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.