No. 8 Aggies dominate Idaho 37-7

No. 8 ranked Texas A&M dominated Idaho, opening up a 27-0 halftime lead, then cruising to a 37-7 win. The Texas A&M offense rolled up 517 yards and 31 first downs, while the Aggie defense held Idaho to 10 first downs and 187 total yards. Ryan Tannehill passed for 337 yards and 2 TDs, Cyrus Gray rushed for 100 yards and 2 TDs and caught 5 passes for 58 yards and 1 TD.

No. 8 ranked Texas A&M hosted Idaho on Saturday night and dominated, opening up a 27-0 halftime lead, then cruising to a 37-7 win.

The Texas A&M offense rolled up 517 yards and 31 first downs, while the Aggie defense held Idaho to 10 first downs and 187 total yards. .

Ryan Tannehill passed for 337 yards and 2 TDs, Cyrus Gray rushed for 100 yards and 2 TDs and caught 5 passes for 58 yards and 1 TD. Uzoma Nwachukwu caught 6 passes for 80 yards, Jeff Fuller 5 passes for 79 yards, and Ryan Swope 6 passes for 74. yards and 1 TD to lead the Aggies

Idaho received the opening kickoff and picked up one first down before being forced to punt. The Idaho punt was returned by Steven Campbell 22 yards to the Idaho 45-yard line. Texas A&M drove to the Idaho 9-yard line before on a 1st-and-goal a Ryan Tannehill pass intended for Jeff Fuller was tipped at the line of scrimmage and intercepted by Idaho defensive back Andre Ferguson at the Idaho 13-yard line.

Idaho once again picked up one first down before having to punt. Texas A&M drove 80 yards in 3 passing plays from Ryan Tannehill - a 12-yard completion to Ryan Swope, a 27-yard completion to Jeff Fuller with a 15-yard personal foul and Ryan Swope scoring on a 26-yard pass. Randy Bullock's extra point gave the Aggies a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

Idaho and Texas A&M exchanged punts. The Aggie punt was downed at the Idaho 1-yard line. Idaho went 3-and-out and their punt gave A&M possession at the Aggie 45-yard line. A&M turned the ball over on a fumble by Christine Michael, giving Idaho the ball at their Aggie 44-yard line. Idaho again went 3-and-out with Aggie cornerback Coryell Judie sacking Idaho quarterback Brian Reader on 3rd down.

Texas A&M set up from their 15-yard line. A 14-yard run by Cyrus Gray ended the first quarter.

At the start of the second quarter, A&M drove to the Idaho 8-yard line before having to settle for a 25-yard Randy Bullock field goal that gve the Aggies a 10-0 lead at the 11:40 mark in the second quarter. For the fourth time in six possession, Idaho went 3-and-out and punted. Texas A&M drove 52 yards in 6 plays, with Cyrus Gray scoring on a 17-yard run. Bullock's extra point gave the Aggies a 17-0 lead with 7:55 to go in the second quarter.

After yet another 3-and-out by Idaho, the Aggies drove 56 yards in 6 plays, with Tannehill tossing a 3-yard TD pass to Cyrus Gray. Bullock's extra point gave the Aggies a 27-0 lead at the half.

Texas A&M dominated the first half, picking up 22 first downs to Idaho's 3 first downs, and outgaining Idaho 350 to 63 total yards.

The Aggie onslaught continued in the second half. The first Aggie possession of the second half resulted in a 46-yard Randy Bullock field goal. The second Aggie possession resulted in a 9-play, 63-yard touchdown drive, with Cyrus Gray scoring on a 1-yard run. On the third Aggie possession Jameill Showers replaced Ryan Tannehill at quarterback and the Aggies picked up a couple of first downs before having to punt to start the fourth quarter.

Idaho opened up the fourth quarter driving to the A&M 36-yard line before on a 4th-and-5 a Brian Reader pass intended for Armauni Johnson was broken up by A&M cornerback Coryell Judie, turning the ball over the the Aggies on downs.

On the ensuing Aggie drive, redshirt freshmen quarterback Jameill Showers and receiver Nate Askew connected for a 23-yard completion. The Aggies drove to the Idaho 27-yard line before Randy Bullock missed a 44-yard field goal attempt.

Idaho finally got on the scoreboard, driving 73 yards in 11 plays, scoring on a 4th-and-goal, 1-yard run by Troy Vital.Idaho's extra point cut the Aggie lead to 37-7

Texas A&M ran out the clock to earn their second win of the season with a dominating 37-7 victory over Idaho.

For Texas A&M, Ryan Tannehill completed 26 of 39 passes for 337 yards and 2 TDs with 1 INT. Cyrus Gray rushed for 100 yards and 2 TDs on 28 carries and caught 4 passes for 55 yards and 1 TD. Uzoma Nwachukwu caught 6 passes for 80 yards, Jeff Fuller caught 5 passes for 79 yards, and Ryan Swope caught 6 passes for 74. yards and 1 TD.

Texas A&M now prepares to host top 10-ranked Oklahoma State in a huge, nationally televised game next Saturday.

 


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