COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Ticker) -- Courtney Lewis rushed for
100 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries as Texas A&M held on for
a 28-26 victory over Utah.
Lewis' 28-yard TD run gave the Aggies (2-0) a 28-13 lead with
13:07 remaining before the Utes (1-1) scored twice in the final
Utah closed to 28-26 on Brett Elliott's 45-yard TD pass to John
Madsen with eight seconds left, but Elliot was stopped short on
the two-point conversion attempt.
Reggie McNeal completed 12-of-18 passes for 145 yards for Texas
A&M, which opened a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on Terren
Murphy's 80-yard scamper and Keith Joseph's one-yard plunge.
The Aggies increased their lead to 21-0 on McNeal's four-yard TD
to toss to Quin Germany with 10:41 left in the first half.
The Aggies overcame a strong effort by Utah's Brand Warfield,
who ran for 181 yards on 36 carries. Warfield's one-yard run
pulled the Utes within 28-20 with 6:13 to go.
The teams were facing each other for the first time since 1936,
when Texas A&M posted a 20-7 victory in the only previous
First-year Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione improved to 4-3 in
his career against Utah.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Auburn senior receiver D'haquille Williams has been dismissed from the team.
Alabama coach Nick Saban took exception with the media's outlook on his team prior to Saturday's win at Georgia, lashing out at those who "buried" the Crimson Tide.
DraftKings and FanDuel continued to defend their integrity after the disclosure that a DraftKings employee won $350,000 with information used in a way that some have likened to insider trading.
Despite a 1-4 start to the season and a 7-11 record since taking over at Texas, coach Charlie Strong has ongoing support from school officials and key boosters, according to several sources.
As much confidence as LSU coach Les Miles expresses in the abilities of his receivers, he has apparently decided to see if the threat of lost playing time sharpens their focus.