Texas A&M travelled to Norman to face the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday night. The Aggies kept it close until midway through the second quarter when fumbles and inept play by A&M enabled Oklahoma to score 28 answered points and take a 42-10 halftime lead. The onslaught continued in the second half as Oklahoma cruised to a 65-10 win. Landry Jones passed for 392 yards and 5 TDs to lead the Sooners.
Texas A&M received the opening kickoff, and in what may have been a preview of the kind of night it was going to be for the Aggies, on their fifth play from scrimmage Christine Michael fumbled and Oklahoma cornerback Brian Jackson picked the ball up and returned it 52 yards for a Sooner touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.
After a series of punts, midway through the first quarter Oklahoma drove 56 yards on 3 plays with Ryan Broyles scoring on a 25-yard run to give the Sooners a 14-0 lead.
Texas A&M responded by driving to the Oklahoma 17-yard line before having to settle for a 34-yard Randy Bullock field to put the Aggies on the board and cut the Sooner lead to 14-3 with 2:45 left in the first quarter.
On the first play of the ensuing Sooner drive, Aggie linebacker Michael Hodges intercepted a Landry Jones pass and returned it to the Oklahoma 6-yard line. On a 3rd-and-goal from the 9-yard line, Jerrod Johnson connected with Jeff Fuller for a touchdown to pull the Aggies back to within four, 14-10, with a minute to go the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Aggie return man Colton Valencia fumbled a punt and Keenan Clayton recovered for Oklahoma at the A&M 22-yard line. It took Oklahoma 4 plays to take advantage of the turnover, when Landry Jones tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Broyles to give the Sooners a 21-10 lead.
After forcing an Aggie punt, Oklahoma drove 85 yards in 9 plays, and Chris Brown scored on a 6-yard run to extend the Sooner lead to 28-10 with 4:55 left in the second quarter.
Less than a minute later, Oklahoma again had the ball and this time drove 54 yards in 4 plays, scoring on a 36-yard pass-and-run to Demarco Murray to give the Sooners a 35-10 lead.
Cyrus Gray fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Oklahoma recovered as the Aggie 25-yard line. Five plays later Landry Jones threw a 11-yard touchdown pass to Adron Tennell to give Oklahoma a commanding 42-10 halftime lead.
Things didn’t improve much for the Aggies in the second half.
Oklahoma received the second half kickoff and drove 78 yards in 5 plays, with Demarco Murray scoring on another pass-and-run, this for 67 yards to give the Sooners a 48-10 lead.
After a missed Oklahoma field goal, a Jerrod Johnson pass was intercepted by Oklahoma’s Jonathan Nelson. Six plays later Chris Brown scored on a 12-yard run to give Oklahoma a 55-10 lead midway through the third quarter.
Late in the third quarter, the Sooners drove to the Aggie 9-yard line before settling for a field goal to increase their lead to 58-10.
At the start of the second quarter Oklahoma drove 58 yards in 10 plays with Jones againg connecting with Adron Tennell, this from 10 yards out to give Oklahoma 65-10 lead, which would prove to be the final score.
After a slow start, Oklahoma amassed 32 first downs and 640 yards in total offense, 392 in the air and 248 on the ground. Landry Jones completed 24 of 39 passes for 392 yards and 5 TDs. Demarco Murray had 143 yards receiving and 80 yards rushing.
The Aggie offfense struggled most of the game and had their lowest offensive output of the year, with just 13 first downs and 226 total yards. Jerrod Johnson completed 12 of 33 passes for 115 yards and 1 TD. Jeff Fuller had 5 catches for 60 yards and 1 TD. The Aggies were held to just 59 yards rushing.
Texas A&M (5-5, 2-4 Big 12) now comes home to play their last two games at Kyle Field.
The Aggies will be looking to become bowl eligible when they host Baylor next Saturday.