COLLEGE STATIONâTexas A&M University and Clemson University have agreed to a home-and-home football series in 2018 and 2019.
Texas A&M will host Clemson Sept. 8, 2018 before playing the Tigers at Clemson, South Carolina, Sept. 7, 2019.
âWe are excited to play the Clemson Tigers, who have been on Texas A&Mâs non-conference schedule previously,â Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said. âAs a fellow land-grant institution, Clemson is very similar to Texas A&M with a great football tradition and passionate fans. This will be a great non-conference series for both schools.â
âWe are looking forward to playing Texas A&M as the two schools share a rich military heritage and of course passionate fan bases,â said Clemson Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich. Â âWe know our fans make Clemson a great game day experience and the Aggie fans make Kyle field also one of the great venues in all of college football.â
The previously announced home-and-home series between Texas A&M and Oregon is not going to be played at this time.
âOur goal is to play seven home games at Kyle Field each season,â Hyman explained. âPlaying at Oregon in 2018, combined with the Arkansas game in Arlington, would leave us with only six home games that season. In even numbered years such as 2018, we only have three SEC home dates as long as we continue to play Arkansas in Arlington.â
Texas A&M and Arkansas agreed to play a non-conference series at AT&T Stadium in Arlington when the Aggies were in the Big 12 and the Razorbacks were in the SEC. Now that Texas A&M and Arkansas both play in the SEC and that game is a conference contest, Texas A&M is the designated home team in even years and the road team in odd years.
Texas A&M offered to switch the home-and-home dates with Oregon on the original contract, but Oregon faces the same situation with only four Pac-12 home games in even years with five on the road.
The Aggies lead the all-time series with Clemson, 3-1, but the Tigers won the last meeting in 2005, a 25-24 decision played at Clemson. The Aggies defeated Clemson, 27-6, in the last meeting at Kyle Field in 2004.
This continues the non-conference scheduling philosophy at Texas A&M. The Aggies will face Arizona State in 2015 to open the season in Houston followed by a home-and-home series with UCLA in 2016 and 2017. A home-and-home series with Notre Dame in 2024 and 2025 has also been announced.
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Story by Bruce Feldman
Aggie athletic director Eric Hyman exercised a clause from the contract A&M and the Ducks agreed to back in 2009 that said they could get out deal if A&M changed conferences. The deal was made when the Aggieswere in the Big 12 and they have since moved to the SEC.
The Ducks wanted to keep the games against A&M and are now left to scramble to find games against another significant opponent — or opponents — in that two-year window.Â The Aggies had been slated to visit Eugene Sept. 15, 2018 with the Ducks making the return trip to College Station Sept. 14, 2019.
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By JIM VERTUNO
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Who’s calling the plays for the Texas Longhorns? It may take a lawsuit by Oklahoma State against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline to find out.
Wickline’s former employer is suing him in Oklahoma for breach of contract seeking nearly $600,000. Wickline countersued, saying Oklahoma State has caused him injury and mental anguish and is interfering with his Texas contract.
Wickline was at Oklahoma State for nine seasons until he was hired by Texas in January and given the title of offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Wickline’s contract with Cowboys allowed him to leave without penalty only if he took a job as a head coach or offensive coordinator with play-calling duties.
The Cowboys say Wickline isn’t calling Texas plays.
The Texas A&M womenâs swimming and diving team was ranked No. 7 in the initial College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Div. I Team Rankings, which were released on Thursday.
Texas A&M, which has a streak of eight straight top 10 NCAA finishes, were one of eight Southeastern Conference teams ranked in the CSCAA poll. The Aggies opened the 2014-15 season last Saturday with 170-120 road win over conference foe Arkansas. A&M won all 16 events against the Razorbacks, placed 1-2 in eight events and swept the top three spots in three races.
The CSCAA Division I Team Rankings are compiled by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The rankings will be released on a weekly basis throughout the 2014-15 season, alternating weeks between a menâs and womenâs team ranking.
The CSCAA D1 Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets. The committee did not consider teams that have yet to post official times in the current college season.
CSCAA NCAA Division 1 Womenâs Swimming and Diving Ranking as of October 23, 2014
1. Southern California
5. North Carolina
7. Texas A&M
11. Southern Methodist
14. Penn State
15. Louisiana State
19. NC State
23. Boise State
25. Florida State
Also receiving votes: Kentucky, Ohio State, San Diego State, Utah
A NCAA Division 1 Womenâs Swimming and Diving Team Ranking Committee:
Chair: Matt Barany, University of Richmond; Dan Colella, Duke University; Roric Fink, University of Texas; Naya Higashijima, UCLA; Kristin Hill, Boise State University; Sue Novitsky, University of Illinois; Katie Robinson, Tulane; Brian Smith, University of Georgia; Suzanne Yee, Princeton University; Jeff Commings, Swimming World Magazine
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Royals have evened the World Series at
a game apiece, thanks to a huge sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants.
The game was tied 2-2 until the Royals erupted for five runs in the sixth.
Billy Butler broke the stalemate with his second RBI single of the night.
Salvador Perez followed with a two-run double before Omar Infante
(ihn-FAHN’-tay) smacked a two-run homer.
Alcides (al-SEE’-dehs) Escobar had two hits and an RBI, and Lorenzo Cain was
2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Gregor Blanco belted a leadoff homer for the Giants.
Kelvin Herrera picked up the victory by tossing shutout ball for 1 2/3 innings.
He came in for starter Yordano Ventura, who gave up two runs and eight hits in 5
Losing pitcher Jake Peavy was reached for four runs and six hits in five-plus
The series moves to San Francisco for Game 3 on Friday. Tim Hudson is scheduled
to start for the Giants against Jeremy Guthrie.
Game 1 set a World Series record-low TV rating for the second time in three
years. The fast national ratings by Nielsen Media Research say the game drew a
7.3 rating and 12.2 million viewers last night on Fox. That broke the previous
low of a 7.6 rating and 12.2 million for the Giants’ 8-3 victory over Detroit in
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Texas A&M junior guard Courtney Walker was named Preseason All-SEC by a select panel of media. Texas A&M was picked to finish third in the league, in a poll released by the league at its 2014-15 Tip-Off.
Walker, an AP All-American a year ago, has been named a Preseason All-American by Athlon, Lindy’s and The Sporting News this season. Walker averaged 15.6 points per game in 2013-14, and set the Texas A&M sophomore scoring record with 563 points.
The Aggies were voted third in the SEC Preseason Poll, after finishing in a tie for second in the league in 2013-14. South Carolina, the league’s champion in 2013-14, and Tennessee, who tied with Texas A&M for second place in 2013-14, finished first and second in the poll, respectively.
Points were compiled on a 14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Each media member also voted for a five-player All-SEC Team and the Preseason SEC Player of the Year.
SEC Order of Finish
1. South CarolinaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 210
2. TennesseeÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 191
3. Texas A&MÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 179
4. KentuckyÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 154
5. VanderbiltÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 150
6. GeorgiaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 132
7. LSUÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 122
8. Mississippi StateÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 108
9. FloridaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 96
10. AuburnÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 83
T11. ArkansasÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 77
T11. MissouriÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 77
13. AlabamaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 74
14. Ole MissÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 21
Player of the Year
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina
Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee
Courtney Walker, Texas A&M
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IRVING, Texas (AP) _ The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the
practice squad. Sam was signed to Dallas’ practice squad on September 3rd. The
Rams drafted Sam late in the seventh round of the NFL draft in May. The former
SEC defensive player of the year at Missouri was pick No. 249 out of 256.
MIAMI (AP) _ Dwyane Wade scored 26 points as the Miami Heat rallied from a
13-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 90-85 in a preseason game last
night. Chris Bosh added 22 points in 35 minutes for the Heat. Dwight Howard had
19 points and nine rebounds in his most extended action of the preseason for the
DALLAS (AP) _ Kari Lehtonen (LAY’-tih-nehn) made 43 saves as the Dallas Stars
held off the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 last night. Dallas scored five goals on only
12 shots against Vancouver starting goalie Ryan Miller to drive him from the
game just 1:17 into the second period. He entered the game with a 3-0-0 record
and 1.95 goals against average.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Giants have taken Game 1 of the World Series as
Madison Bumgarner went seven innings and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in San
Francisco’s 7-1 rout of the Royals in Kansas City. Bumgarner had a two-hit
shutout and a 7-0 lead until Salvador Perez homered with two out in the seventh.
Pablo Sandoval drove in the Giants’ first and last runs with a double and a
COLLEGE STATION â The Texas A&M menâs tennis team finished participation at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Monday afternoon, hosted at the Mitchell Tennis Center on Texas A&Mâs west campus. Finals are set to be held Tuesday morning; winners will advance to the ITA National Indoors in New York in early November.
Sophomore Frankie Colunga continued to play well throughout Monday, collecting five wins since a loss in the Saturdayâs second round pushed him to the consolation bracket. The righty defeated Diego Casa of Texas Tech in straight sets to move on to the consolation semifinals.
Facing a 5-1 deficit in a third set super tiebreaker against Trey Daniel of TCU, Colunga stormed back to win 10-8 and claim a spot in the finals. Colunga won the final by default as Jolan Cailleau of Texas Tech was forced to withdraw for team travel purposes.
Both No. 11 Harrison Adams and No. 46 Jeremy Efferding saw their run at the Texas Regional come to an end. Adams was bested in straight sets by No. 106 Adrien Berkowicz, Efferding fell in three sets to No. 5 Soren Hess-Olesen, both of Texas.
The USTA/ITA Regional Championships feature some of the top men’s and women’s players across the country. Over 8,000 student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Junior and Community Colleges compete at one of the 85 USTA/ITA Regional Championships held across the country.
To see the full draw of the USTA/ITA Regional log on to 12thMan.com. Follow @AggieMTEN on twitter to stay up to date with the Aggies.
USTA/ITA Texas Regional
College Station, TX
Oct. 18-21, 2014
No. 5 Soren Hess-Olesen, Texas def. No. 46 Jeremy Efferding, Texas A&M 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
No. 106 Adrien Berkowicz, Texas def. No. 11 Harrison Adams, Texas A&M 7-5, 6-3
Round of 64 Consolation
Frankie Colunga, Texas A&M def. Diego Casa, UTSA 7-6, 6-2
Frankie Colunga, Texas A&M def. Trey Daniel, TCU 3-6, 6-1 
Frankie Colunga, Texas A&M def. Jolan Cailleau, Texas Tech w/d
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Four Texas A&M football players earned Midseason All-American or All-Southeastern Conference honors based on their play in the first half of the 2014 season.
Senior offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (Allen, Texas) earned Midseason All-America kudos from SportsIllustrated.com, CBSSports.com and Phil Steeleâs College Football Preview, as well as first-team All-SEC midseason honors, while helping clear the way for one of the SECâs top offenses. The Aggies lead the SEC in passing (364.1 yards per game), rank No. 2 in total offense (515.8) and No. 4 in scoring (38.4).
True freshman defensive end Myles Garrett (Arlington, Texas) earned first-team All-SEC honors from Phil Steele after emerging as Texas A&Mâs top pass rushing threat and breaking the Aggiesâ freshman record for QB sacks. After eight games, Garrett leads the team with 7.5 QB sacks, 9.0 tackles for loss and seven QB hurries, and he also ranks as the Aggies top tackler on the defensive line with 36 tackles.
Sophomore transfer wide receiver Josh Reynolds (San Antonio, Texas) earned second-team All-SEC midseason after reeling in 32 catches for 518 yards and a SEC-best eight receiving touchdowns after eight games.
Also earning second-team All-SEC midseason honors was senior placekicker Josh Lambo (Middleton, Wisc.), who has been nearly perfect in 2014. Lambo has connected on 7-of-8 field goal attempts, while increasing his career-long field goal twice, and hit all 40 of his extra point tries.
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Mississippi State (43)
Florida State (14)
WACO, Texas âTexas A&Mâs Ines Deheza and Rachel Pierson won the doubles title at the womenâs ITA/USTA Regional Championships, defeating TCUâs Seda Arantekin and Stefanie Tan in the finals, 6-1, 6-4, today at the Hurd Tennis Center.
âInes and Rachel once again performed very well,â A&M coach Howard Joffe said. âItâs obvious that they are already a good team, but with continued work and play together, I really feel like they have the ability to be an elite team.â
It was the fifth consecutive win for the Aggie pair, which had never competed together before entering the tournament. With todayâs victory, Deheza and Pierson receive an automatic entry to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Nov. 6-9 in Flushing, N.Y.
Next up for the Aggies is the Kramer Club Invitational, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
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Day 5 Results, Monday, Oct. 20
Deheza/Pierson (A&M) def. Arantekin/Tan (TCU), 6-1, 6-4
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COLUMBIA, S.C. â No. 20 Texas A&M came back from a 2-1 set deficit to defeat South Carolina, 25-21, 23-25, 19-25, 25-12, 15-13, this afternoon at the Volleyball Competition Facility.
The fifth set was knotted 13-all before Aggie freshman setter Stephanie Aiple connected with junior middle blocker Shelby Sullivan for back-to-back kills to close out the victory. Sullivan, who entered the match leading the SEC with a .430 hitting percentage, led all players with 16 kills in the match while hitting .480. The co-captain also paced the Aggies with six blocks, including a career-high tying three solo blocks.
Angela Lowak and Jazzmin Babers also posted double-digit kills for A&M with 13 and 11, respectively, as A&M led the Gamecocks in kills, 61-48, and also led in hitting percentage, .253 to .106.
Sophomore Emily Hardesty, who returned to the outside hitter position after being the libero in the last five matches, led the Aggies with 12 digs, and freshman defensive specialist Amy Nettles pitched in a career-high 11 digs.
A&M, which committed a season-high 17 service errors, improves to 12-6 overall and 4-3 in SEC play to move into a four-way tie for fifth place. South Carolina drops to 13-6, 3-4.
Both teams entered the match aiming to avoid their first three-match losing skid of the season. A&M took the early lead, never trailing in the opening set and pulling away for the 25-21 win. The Aggies, who hit .333 while holding South Carolina to a .185 efficiency in the set, used a 4-0 run to build a 12-7 cushion, but the Gamecocks chipped away at the lead to get within 16-15. A&M then went on an 8-3 run to be serving for the set, but the Aggies committed their fifth service error of the frame. A&M hit wide on the ensuing play, and South Carolina followed with a kill to get within 24-21 before Sullivan tipped the ball over for the set-ending kill.
A&M used a 4-0 run to take its first lead of the second set, 18-17. South Carolina tied the score courtesy of an A&M service error before a kill by Babers and back-to-back solo blocks by Sullivan gave the Maroon and White a 21-18 lead. South Carolina then reeled off five unanswered points, including one the result of a crucial blocking error by A&M that put the Gamecocks up, 23-21. Freshman opposite hitter Ashlie Reasor got a clutch out-of-system kill that put the Aggies within a point but then served into the net for A&Mâs ninth service error of the match, equaling the Aggiesâ season high for service errors, set in a five-set victory at Southern California on Sept. 11. Sullivan staved off one set point with a tip kill from the right-side pin before the Gamecocks evened the match with a set-clinching kill.
Set 3 was tied at 7-all before the Gamecocks quickly pulled away, outhitting A&M .345 to .129 in the frame. South Carolina, in search of its first ranked win since defeating No. 6 Florida in 2006 in Columbia, would record two kills and A&M committed two attack errors during a 4-0 surge that allowed the Gamecocks to take their largest lead, 19-11. A&M later used a 3-0 run to get within 23-19 but then got blocked and hit into the net to end the set and give South Carolina a 2-1 lead in the match.
The fourth set was all A&M as the Aggies outhit South Carolina .333 to -.233. The Aggies reeled off runs of points several times and did not allow the Gamecocks to score consecutive points until A&M had established an 18-6 lead. South Carolina scored multiple points for the first time on a kill, a block and its second dig-to-kill point of the match to get within 18-9. The Gamecocksâ next attack sailed long, and Hardesty followed with a kill, but characteristic of the day, A&M committed a service error to end the run. Sullivan punished the Gamecocks for an overpass on the following play to start a 4-0 run, which included a Hardesty ace that put A&M at set point, 24-10. South Carolina then got back-to-back kills before Sullivan got a kill to end the set and force a fifth set.
There were nine ties and four lead changes in the final set. The Aggies jumped out to a 3-0 lead, which would be the largest lead by either team. The Gamecocks countered with a 4-0 run to take the lead, but the teams would then trade service errors before Sullivan posted a kill and then teamed with Lowak for a block to give the Aggies a 6-5 advantage. Babers got a kill on the next play, during which the Gamecocksâ Jacqy Angermiller, who led all players with seven blocks, suffered an injury and limped off the court. Taylr McNeil took charge for South Carolina and posted three of her team-leading 13 kills to return the lead to the Gamecocks, 8-7. Lowak evened the score with a kill, but A&M once again had an untimely service error. South Carolina then took its largest lead, 10-8, on an ace. It would be the Gamecocksâ last lead as Lowak followed with a kill and South Carolina had back-to-back attack errors as A&M went ahead, 11-10. The teams then sided out until Sullivan came through with the match-clinching back-to-back kills.
Overall, twelve of A&Mâs 14 players saw action in the match, including 11 who played in multiple sets. Sophomore defensive specialist Katelyn Labhart, who entered the match having seen action in only one set this season, played in four sets and had a career-high eight digs.
McNeil was the only Gamecock to post double figures in kills with 13. Libero Mikael Christiaansen led all players with 17 digs.
The Aggies return to Reed Arena on Friday, Oct. 24 to begin a two-match home stand against Georgia and No. 12 Kentucky. A&M hosts the Bulldogs on Friday at 6 p.m., and it will be the Aggiesâ annual âDig Pinkâ match. The first 250 fans will receive a free limited edition Dig Pink T-shirt, and all fans who wear pink to the match will be admitted for only $3. In addition, there will be a silent auction with numerous items up for bid, including autographed memorabilia, tickets to the A&M menâs basketball game against Kentucky and football tickets to the Missouri game.
A&M hosts No. 12 Kentucky on Sunday for an 11 a.m. start. The match will be televised on the SEC Network.
STARKVILLE, Mississippi âÂ Texas A&Mâs 3-0 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Sunday happened in Starkville, but the result wonât stay in Starkville as it kept the Aggies in first place in the SEC standings heading into the last three matches of the regular-season.Â
The Aggies improved to 13-2-1 on the season and sit at 21 points in SEC play with a 7-1-0 record. Florida has a chance to rejoin A&M atop the league ledger with a 6-1-0 entering a Sunday late afternoon match against Kentucky.
Before you could count to â180 Mississippiâ, the Aggies got on the scoreboard. Leigh Edwards gathered the ball in the middle third of the pitch and worked down the left flank. Edwards got around the outside defender and worked her way into the penalty area, sending a cross to Bianca Brinson near the PK spot. Brinson drove a right-footed shot to the left of the keeper for the 1-0 lead 2:56 into the match.
Kelley Monogue upped the ante to 2-0 in the 20th minute. Annie Kunz controlled the ball near the top of the penalty box after receiving a pass from Monogue and sent a ball back to Monogue sitting 30 yards from goal. Monogue took one step and sent a missile into the back of the net for her 10thÂ goal of the season and the 45th of her career.
For the fourth straight match, the Aggie scoring roulette wheel landed on Maroon 11 as Janae Cousineau put the biscuit in the basket in the 33rd minute. On a free kick opportunity, Karlie Mueller served up a golden nugget from the right side of the penalty box finding the head of Shea Groom. Groomâs shot hit the left post and caromed back to Cousineau who poked the ball into goal for the 3-0 lead.
Texas A&Mâs chip stack was much bigger than Mississippi State in the first half, with advantages in shots (14-4) and shots-on-goal (8-1).
The Aggies kept putting coins in the slot machine in the second half, but didnât hit the jackpot. A&M peppered 12 shots in the second half, including three shots-on-goal.
In goal, the Aggiesâ sent two dealers to bust the Bulldogs. RenÃ©e McDermott made one save in the first half and Jordan Day made one save in the second half as A&M logged its fifth shutout of the season.
The Maroon and White backline which featured Meghan Streight, Ashlynn Harryman, Mueller, Edwards and Grace Wright made Mississippi State offensive efforts disappear like one of Siegfried and Royâs tigers, limiting the Bulldogs to just seven shots for the match, including just two shots-on-goal.
Rhylee DeCrane made six saves and Bulldogsâ backline cleared two balls off the goal line to limit the damage.
Texas A&M returns to action on Sunday as the Aggies travel to Fayetteville for a 7 pm contest against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
DENVER (AP) _ Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has broken Brett
Favre’s (fahrvz) all-time NFL record of 508 touchdown passes. Manning now has
510 TD throws after tossing four in the Broncos’ 42-17 pounding of the San
Francisco 49ers. He set the mark with his third scoring pass of the night, an
eight-yard strike to Demaryius (deh-MAR’-ee-uhs) Thomas just before halftime.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes as the Dallas
Cowboys won their sixth straight by beating the New York Giants 31-21 yesterday.
The Cowboys are off to their best start since they went 13-3 in 2007 and were
the top seed in the NFC before losing to New York in their first playoff game.
Eli Manning had three touchdown passes for the Giants.
DeMarco Murray is the first running back in NFL history
to start a season with seven straight 100-yard games. The NFL rushing leader
reached 100 yards on a 1-yard plunge early in the fourth quarter for the Dallas
Cowboys against the New York Giants yesterday. The fourth-year back from
Oklahoma had been tied with Hall of Famer Jim Brown.
Blake SimsÂ passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 43-yard run while leading No. 7 Alabama to 35 second-quarter points and a 59-0 win over No. 21 Texas A&M on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) shut down the nation’s No. 4 offense and dominated a game that had produced two straight thrillers.
Led by Sims,Â T.J. YeldonÂ andÂ Amari Cooper, Alabama outgained the Aggies 602-172. Texas A&M (5-3, 2-3) has lost its past three games, all to teams now ranked in the top 10.
Alabama set a school record for most points in a quarter and matched the second-most scored in a half while racing to a 45-0 halftime lead.
Yeldon had 114 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries, all in the first half. Cooper gained 140 yards on eight catches with a pair of touchdowns.
â¢Senior WR Malcome Kennedy returned to the lineup after missing the past two games due to injury. He had four catches for four yards.Â
â¢Sophomore LB Shaan Washington posted a game-high 10 tackles. It was the first time heâs ever led the team in tackles in a game and it was the first double-digit tackle game of his career.Â
â¢Junior punter Drew Kaser had a career-high nine boots against the Crimson Tide (previous game high punts was eight vs. Missouri in 2013). He averaged 45.0 yards, put one punt inside the 20 and three 50-yard-plus boots.Â
â¢True freshman WR Speedy Noil surpassed the century mark in all-purpose yardage for the third straight game and for the fourth time in seven career games. Against the Crimson Tide, Noil gained 138 yards — 32 receiving and 106 on kickoff returns.
â¢Junior RB/KOR Trey Williamsâ 75-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter was the Aggiesâ long kickoff return of the season and the longest by an Aggie since Williams had a 95-yarder against Mississippi State in 2013.
FOR THE RECORDÂ
â¢Game captains were senior Malcome Kennedy and juniors Julien Obioha and Drew Kaser. The Crimson Tide won the toss and chose to receive the opening kickoffÂ
â¢Junior Sam Moeller, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, was the Aggiesâ 12th Man for the 21st straight game.Â
â¢With the loss, the Aggies fell to 5-3 overall and 2-3 vs. the Southeastern Conference.Â
â¢The Aggies have lost three straight games for the first time since the 2011 season.Â
â¢The 59-0 shutout marked the first time the Aggies have been shutout since 2003 (77-0 at Oklahoma).Â
â¢The 59-point margin of defeat was the most since the 77-0 game in 2003 and the second-most in school history.