Scores

Final

Iowa State 10

(5-4, 2-3 Big 12)

Texas A&M 35

(5-3, 2-2 SEC)

3:30 PM ET, October 31, 2009

Kyle Field, COLLEGE STATION, TX

1 2 3 4 T
ISU 0 3 0 710
TA&M 14 7 0 1435

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (TA&M) - 234 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Gray (TA&M) - 21 CAR, 119 YDS

Receiving: J. Fuller (TA&M) - 5 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Texas A&M's offense dominates Iowa State with 501 total yards

Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Jerrod Johnson threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score and Texas A&M's offense dominated in the Aggies' 35-10 win over Iowa State on Saturday.

Cyrus Gray rushed for 119 yards and Christine Michael had a touchdown run for A&M (5-3, 2-2 Big 12), which gained 501 yards, went 10-for-13 on third-down conversions and never punted.

Jerome Tiller ran for a touchdown, but threw two costly interceptions for the Cyclones (5-4, 2-3). Tiller, a redshirt freshman, started in place of junior Austen Arnaud for the second straight week. Arnaud is recovering from a bruised throwing hand.

Alexander Robinson, the Big 12's leading rusher, ran for 76 yards on 20 carries after sitting out last week's 9-7 win at Nebraska with a groin injury.

The Aggies marched for touchdowns on their first three possessions and cruised to a 21-3 halftime lead.

Johnson went 5-for-6 on A&M's first drive, then scored on fourth down from the 1-yard line with 4:55 left in the opening quarter. Johnson leads the team with six rushing touchdowns.

A&M safety Jordan Pugh intercepted Tiller near midfield later in the quarter, and Johnson found sophomore Jeff Fuller down the sideline for his 18th touchdown pass of the season. Fuller, who led the Aggies with nine touchdown catches in 2008, was playing his second game since breaking his right leg against Utah State on Sept. 19.

Iowa State drove to the Aggies' 23, but A&M linebacker Kyle Mangan stuffed Robinson on a fourth-and-1. The Aggies then mounted a 16-play touchdown drive, with Gray scoring on a screen pass from Johnson with 3:27 left in the half.

Grant Mahoney kicked a 29-yard field goal on the last snap of the half for Iowa State.

A&M's Lionel Smith fumbled the second-half kickoff and Iowa State recovered. But A&M cornerback Justin McQueen intercepted Tiller at the goal line and the Aggies took over at their own 3.

Michael broke runs of 14 and 11 yards to give A&M room to maneuver and a personal foul on the Cyclones moved the drive into Iowa State territory.

Freshman Uzoma Nwachukwu caught a pass from Johnson inside the 5, but Iowa State safety James Smith landed a helmet-to-helmet hit at the goal line and jarred the ball loose. The Cyclones recovered in the end zone for a touchback and Nwachukwu lied motionless on the field for several minutes before walking off on his own. He came back later in the game.

A&M linebacker Von Miller blocked Mahoney's field-goal try later in the third quarter, but Miller was called offside. Mahoney then missed an attempt from 42 yards.

Johnson threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Howard Morrow on the third play of the fourth quarter. Tiller finished a quick Iowa State drive with a 4-yard TD run with 12:15 left, but Michael scored on a 7-yard run less than three minutes later.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ISU
TA&M
1st Downs1931
Total Yards324501
Passing155234
Rushing169267
Penalties3-283-25
3rd Down Conversions5-1210-13
4th Down Conversions2-32-3
Turnovers22
Possession27:3632:24

Passing Leaders

Iowa StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tiller18/271555.702
Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson23/282348.430

Rushing Leaders

Iowa StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson20763.8011
Williams25025.0044
Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gray211195.7016
Michael10636.3116

Receiving Leaders

Iowa StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Darks46516.3045
Lenz7639.0014
Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fuller56713.4132
Morrow6498.2116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERISUTA&M
TD04:55Jerrod Johnson 1 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 07
TD01:00Jeff Fuller 32 Yd Pass From Jerrod Johnson (Randy Bullock Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERISUTA&M
TD03:27Cyrus Gray 7 Yd Pass From Jerrod Johnson (Randy Bullock Kick) 021
FG00:01Grant Mahoney 29 Yd 321
FOURTH QUARTERISUTA&M
TD13:59Howard Morrow 7 Yd Pass From Jerrod Johnson (Randy Bullock Kick) 328
TD12:15Jerome Tiller 4 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 1028
TD09:44Christine Michael 7 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 1035