NCAA Game Summary - Texas A&M at Kansas State |
(Saturday, October 22nd)
Final Score: Texas A&M 30, Kansas State 28
Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - Reggie McNeal rushed for one touchdown and
threw for a second as the Texas A&M Aggies held off the Kansas State Wildcats,
30-28, in a Big 12 Conference matchup at KSU Stadium.
McNeal completed 15-of-31 pass attempts for 136 yards with an interception and
he rushed for 119 yards on 16 carries for Texas A&M (5-2, 3-1 Big 12).
Kansas State (4-3, 1-3) quarterback Allan Evridge completed 23-of-44 passes
for 357 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Jermaine Moreira
had four catches for 101 yards and a touchdown as the Wildcats lost for the
first time at home this season.
The Aggies drew first blood by racking up 16-straight points. McNeal scored on
a 26-yard touchdown, Jorvorskie Lane ran two yards for a touchdown and Texas
A&M scored on a safety to take a 16-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
The Wildcats finally got on the scoreboard with 5:47 remaining in the first
half when Evridge connected with Yamon Figurs on a 52-yard scoring pass which
was followed by a two-point conversion that cut the Texas A&M lead to 16-8.
Texas A&M opened the scoring in the second half when McNeal threw a five-yard
touchdown pass to Chad Schroeder to extend the Aggies' advantage to 23-8
midway through the third quarter.
Kansas State responded by scoring 13-straight points. Adam Hamilton scored on
a blocked punt and Evridge threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Moreira which was
followed by a failed two-point conversion attempt that put the score at 23-21
in favor of Texas A&M.
Lane scored his second touchdown of the day for Texas A&M when he found the
end zone on a two-yard carry which capped an eight-play, 76-yard drive with
4:18 left in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats kept things interesting as Jordy Nelson capped an 80-yard drive
with a four-yard touchdown pass from Everson which trimmed the Aggie advantage
to 30-28 with under two minutes to play in the ball game but it was too little
too late as Texas A&M hung on for the win.
10/22 19:23:55 ET