Scores

Final

Texas Tech 27

(4-4, 2-2 away)

Texas A&M 45

(5-3, 4-2 home)

3:30 PM ET, October 30, 2010

Kyle Field, College Station, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TTU 7 7 0 1327
TA&M 3 21 14 745

Top Performers

Passing: R. Tannehill (TA&M) - 449 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Gray (TA&M) - 16 CAR, 102 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Fuller (TA&M) - 11 REC, 171 YDS, 2 TD

QB Ryan Tannehill's record day leads A&M past Tech

Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Ryan Tannehill had a school-record 449 yards passing and four touchdowns in his first career start and Cyrus Gray ran for two more scores as Texas A&M beat mistake-prone Texas Tech 45-27 on Saturday.

Aggies coach Mike Sherman wouldn't reveal whether Tannehill, the former backup, or senior Jerrod Johnson would start leading up to the game after using both quarterbacks in last week's win over Kansas. Tannehill played the entire game while Johnson, who holds the school record for career yards passing, watched from the sideline.

The Aggies (5-3, 2-2 Big 12) trailed 7-0 early, but Tannehill threw three touchdown passes in the first half to give Texas A&M a 24-14 halftime lead. Gray had touchdown runs of 54 and 2 yards in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 38-14.

Taylor Potts threw for 227 yards and a touchdown for the Red Raiders (4-4, 2-4). But Texas Tech fumbled twice near the goal line and Potts was replaced by Steven Sheffield in the fourth quarter. Sheffield had 129 yards passing and two touchdowns.

Jeff Fuller caught two of Tannehill's touchdown passes and finished with 11 receptions for 171 yards to become the second player in Texas A&M history to reach 2000 career yards receiving.

The Red Raiders opened the second half with a drive that included a 54-yard reception by Detron Lewis. It was halted when Lewis caught an 11-yard pass on the next play and fumbled the ball, which was recovered in the end zone by the Aggies. It was the second time Texas A&M recovered a fumble in their own end zone.

Texas A&M's offense got going in the second quarter with Tannehill finding Michael Lamothe on a 3-yard touchdown pass for a 10-7 lead. Lamothe added a touchdown on a 1-yard reception that made it 45-20 in the fourth quarter.

Fuller's first touchdown was on a 6-yard reception that pushed A&M's lead to 17-7.

Tech cut the lead to 17-14 when Lyle Leong caught a short pass from Potts and dashed untouched into the end zone about three minutes later. Adam James made his first catch of the season on a 12-yard reception on that drive. He took a hard hit on the play that drew a flag on Texas A&M's Von Miller. Former Tech coach Mike Leach was fired in December amid allegations that he mistreated James after he suffered a concussion.

Fuller gave the Aggies a 24-14 lead after a 2-yard touchdown catch with 9 seconds left in the first half. That drive was helped by two personal fouls on Tech for targeting defenseless receivers.

Texas Tech jumped out to an early 7-0 lead when Eric Stephens scored on a 1-yard run midway through the first quarter. The Red Raiders took possession after Texas A&M's pass on fourth-and-1 from the Tech 48 was batted down.

Texas Tech forced a fumble by the Aggies on its next possession and was about to stretch the lead to two touchdowns, but Stephens fumbled near the goal line and Texas A&M recovered. The Aggies capitalized on that error with a 28-yard field goal by Randy Bullock that cut the lead to 7-3.

Texas A&M running back Christine Michael suffered a broken right tibia on a carry in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TTU
TA&M
1st Downs2435
Total Yards452623
Passing356449
Rushing96174
Penalties8-819-75
3rd Down Conversions6-165-12
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers33
Possession26:4633:14

Passing Leaders

Texas TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Potts23/372276.110
Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tannehill36/504499.041

Rushing Leaders

Texas TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stephens10474.7115
Batch10303.0012
Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gray161026.4254
Stephens9465.1010

Receiving Leaders

Texas TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis811113.9054
Leong56713.4335
Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fuller1117115.5234
Swope710515.0026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTTUTA&M
TD07:37Eric Stephens 1 Yd Run (Matt Williams Kick) 70
FG00:36Randy Bullock 28 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERTTUTA&M
TD10:38Michael Lamothe 3 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Randy Bullock Kick) 710
TD08:18Jeff Fuller 6 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Randy Bullock Kick) 717
TD05:33Lyle Leong 15 Yd Pass From Taylor Potts (Matt Williams Kick) 1417
TD00:09Jeff Fuller 2 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Randy Bullock Kick) 1424
THIRD QUARTERTTUTA&M
TD07:36Cyrus Gray 54 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 1431
TD01:36Cyrus Gray 2 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 1438
FOURTH QUARTERTTUTA&M
TD11:30Lyle Leong 11 Yd Pass From Steven Sheffield (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2038
TD09:26Michael Lamothe 1 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Randy Bullock Kick) 2045
TD02:14Lyle Leong 35 Yd Pass From Steven Sheffield (Matt Williams Kick) 2745