Scores

Final

Kansas State 44

(4-2, 1-1 Big 12)

Texas A&M 30

(2-4, 0-2 SEC)

2:05 PM ET, October 11, 2008

Kyle Field, COLLEGE STATION, TX

1 2 3 4 T
KSU 7 20 3 1444
TA&M 3 7 6 1430

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (TA&M) - 419 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Freeman (KSU) - 18 CAR, 95 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: R. Tannehill (TA&M) - 12 REC, 210 YDS, 1 TD

K-State snaps 5-game losing streak to Texas A&M

Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Josh Freeman completed 21 of 26 passes and ran for four touchdowns as Kansas State snapped its five-game losing streak to Texas A&M with a 44-30 win Saturday.

Courtney Herndon returned a blocked punt for a touchdown for the Wildcats (4-2, 1-1 Big 12), who moved the ball at will in the first half and led 27-10 at the break.

Sophomore quarterback Jerrod Johnson tried to rally the Aggies, but the comeback stalled when Kansas State's defense stuffed Jorvorskie Lane twice at the goal line midway through the fourth quarter.

Freeman led a 98-yard drive the other way and sealed the win on a short touchdown run with 4:37 left.

Johnson, starting again for the injured Stephen McGee, completed 29 of 41 passes for a school-record 419 yards. He also ran for a score and finished with 487 total yards, also a school record.

The Aggies (2-4) gave up 451 yards and dropped to 0-2 in the Big 12 for the first time.

The Wildcats found the end zone on their opening drive for the fourth time this season. Freeman threw a 32-yard pass to Brandon Banks before scoring on a 12-yard run just over three minutes into the game.

A&M's first drive stalled at the Kansas State 9 and Randy Bullock kicked a 26-yard field goal.

Kansas State again drove to the Aggies' 12, but Freeman fumbled after a hit by linebacker Von Miller.

Kansas State forced a punt by Justin Brantly, who was blocked by linebacker Reggie Walker. Herndon's touchdown made it 13-3. The Wildcats have returned four blocked punts for touchdowns this season.

The Wildcats glided down the field again on their next possession. Logan Dold finished the drive with a 4-yard TD run. Freeman went 6-for-7 and scampered for 12 yards on a fourth-and-1 from the Aggies 28.

A&M receiver Ryan Tannehill fumbled near midfield and Kansas State linebacker Ulla Pomele recovered and returned it to the Aggies' 47.

Freeman finished a quick drive with another touchdown run with 4:20 left in the half. At that point, the Wildcats had 269 total yards and were averaging 7.7 yards per play.

Mike Goodson, who sat out the first quarter, broke a 23-yard run on the Aggies' next play. Howard Morrow, who had only one catch this season, made a diving grab on a deep throw at the Kansas State 7.

On fourth down from the 1, Lane barreled into the end zone for his first touchdown of the season. Lane set two school records with his 46th career touchdown and his 45th rushing. He had been tied with Darren Lewis for first on both lists.

Brooks Rossman kicked a 49-yard field goal for Kansas State in the third quarter. Johnson took the Aggies on a 12-play drive over the next five minutes and finished it with a 5-yard touchdown run. Bullock missed the extra-point attempt.

The Aggies drove to the Kansas State 2 early in the fourth quarter, but Lane was gang-tackled on third and fourth down.

After Kansas State's 98-yard drive, Johnson threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Goodson. The Wildcats recovered the ensuing onside kick near midfield and Freeman scored again with 1:14 left.

Johnson threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Tannehill in the final minute.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KSU
TA&M
1st Downs3025
Total Yards449544
Passing234419
Rushing215125
Penalties2-259-65
3rd Down Conversions9-128-15
4th Down Conversions1-12-4
Turnovers11
Possession32:1527:45

Passing Leaders

Kansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Freeman21/262349.000
Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson29/4141910.220

Rushing Leaders

Kansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dold211155.5115
Freeman18955.3415
Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson17684.0119
Goodson6366.0023

Receiving Leaders

Kansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Quarles910211.3020
Banks45914.8032
Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tannehill1221017.5155
Fuller77811.1024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERKSUTA&M
TD11:45Josh Freeman 12 Yd Run (Brooks Rossman Kick) 70
FG04:44Randy Bullock 26 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERKSUTA&M
TD14:47Courtney Herndon 10 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Pat Failed) 133
TD07:39Logan Dold 4 Yd Run (Brooks Rossman Kick) 203
TD04:20Josh Freeman 11 Yd Run (Brooks Rossman Kick) 273
TD01:32Jorvorskie Lane 1 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 2710
THIRD QUARTERKSUTA&M
FG07:53Brooks Rossman 49 Yd 3010
TD02:43Jerrod Johnson 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3016
FOURTH QUARTERKSUTA&M
TD04:37Josh Freeman 1 Yd Run (Brooks Rossman Kick) 3716
TD03:30Mike Goodson 23 Yd Pass From Jerrod Johnson (Randy Bullock Kick) 3723
TD01:14Josh Freeman 4 Yd Run (Brooks Rossman Kick) 4423
TD00:31Ryan Tannehill 55 Yd Pass From Jerrod Johnson (Randy Bullock Kick) 4430