Scores

Final

Texas A&M 45

(4-3, 1-2 SEC)

Kansas 10

(2-5, 0-3 Big 12)

7:00 PM ET, October 23, 2010

Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS), Lawrence, KS

1 2 3 4 T
TA&M 14 17 7 745
KU 3 7 0 010

Top Performers

Passing: R. Tannehill (TA&M) - 155 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Gray (TA&M) - 13 CAR, 117 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Fuller (TA&M) - 5 REC, 121 YDS, 2 TD

QB Jerrod Johnson beaks Texas A&M's career record for total offense in rout of Kansas

Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Jerrod Johnson broke Texas A&M's career record for total offense, and backup Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdown passes to help the Aggies roll past hapless Kansas 45-10 Saturday night.

Johnson, a senior who'd been having turnover problems during a three-game Aggie losing streak, started the game and scored on a 3-yard TD run for a 14-3 lead in the first quarter. With 139 yards passing and 28 rushing, he raised his career total to 8,888 yards, snapping the record of 8,876 Reggie McNeal compiled from 2002-05.

Tannehill, who has played mostly wide receiver his first three years at A&M and had thrown only 13 passes, replaced Johnson in the second quarter and led the Aggies (4-3, 1-2 Big 12) on two quick scoring drives for a 31-10 halftime lead. He also scored on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter to put A&M on top 45-10.

The Jayhawks (2-5, 0-3) have been outscored in their last three games 159-24.

The Aggies, 6-1 against Kansas since the formation of the Big 12, scored 10 points off turnovers.

Cyrus Gray rushed for 117 yards and one touchdown, and Jeff Fuller caught five passes for 121 yards, including touchdown strikes from Tannehill of 39 and 27 yards. Fuller also extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception to 27, two short of the school record.

The Aggies overcame 130 yards in penalties. Twice in the second quarter, Kansas seemed poised to seize the momentum, but mistakes ruined each opportunity.

Jordan Webb hit tight end Tim Biere with a 32-yard pass and followed that with a 16-yard TD strike, bringing the Jayhawks to within 17-10. Then, with the crowd back in the game and momentum shifting, they appeared to have the Aggies stopped on third down.

But a roughing-the-passer penalty on Jake Laptad kept the Texas A&M drive alive, and five plays later, Fuller got wide open in the end zone and hauled in Tannehill's 27-yard touchdown pass.

On their next possession, the Jayhawks drove to a third-and-6 from the 7, but Dustin Harris, with one foot on the goal line, intercepted Webb's pass and sailed 83 yards before Daymond Patterson made a touchdown-saving tackle. Harris fumbled as he was brought down, but Von Miller recovered for the Aggies, and three plays later, Tannehill tossed a 12-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Swope.

Johnson was 12 for 20 for 139 yards, and Tannehill was 12 for 16 for 155. Neither threw an interception.

Webb was 9 for 18 for Kansas for 90 yards and one TD. He was replaced by Kale Pick, who was 7 for 12 for 40 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TA&M
KU
1st Downs2822
Total Yards521331
Passing294130
Rushing227201
Penalties12-1305-56
3rd Down Conversions9-154-18
4th Down Conversions0-12-4
Turnovers02
Possession30:0030:00

Passing Leaders

Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tannehill12/161559.730
KansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb9/18905.012

Rushing Leaders

Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gray131179.0136
Stephens8384.8011
KansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb77510.7025
Beshears12645.3012

Receiving Leaders

Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fuller512124.2240
Swope9707.8112
KansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Biere46716.8132
Patterson5173.4014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTA&MKU
TD11:35Cyrus Gray 9 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 70
FG08:15Jacob Branstetter 20 Yd 73
TD06:20Jerrod Johnson 3 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERTA&MKU
FG13:42Randy Bullock 32 Yd 173
TD10:35Tim Biere 16 Yd Pass From Jordan Webb (Jacob Branstetter Kick) 1710
TD08:43Jeff Fuller 27 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Randy Bullock Kick) 2410
TD02:34Louie Swope 12 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Randy Bullock Kick) 3110
THIRD QUARTERTA&MKU
TD02:01Jeff Fuller 39 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Randy Bullock Kick) 3810
FOURTH QUARTERTA&MKU
TD12:20Ryan Tannehill 6 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 4510