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TEXAS A&M 45, KANSAS 33

11/1/2003

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Ticker) -- Courtney Lewis rushed for
120 yards and one touchdown as Texas A&M avoided its second
three-game losing streak of the season with a 45-33 victory over
Kansas in a Big 12 Conference contest.

Texas A&M (4-5, 2-3 Big 12) snapped a 14-14 halftime tie with a
24-point third quarter. Aggies defensive back Jaxson Appel
returned a fumble by Derrick Mills five yards to make it 21-14
just 15 seconds into the second half.

Lewis added a 25-yard TD run and Derek Farmer added a two-yard
score with 1:36 left in the third quarter for a 38-20 advantage.

Kansas' Adam Barmann had a spectacular debut, setting a school
record for passing yards by a freshman with 294. Barmann was
25-of-37 and threw for four touchdowns and ran for another.

Reggie McNeal was 11-of-18 for 259 yards and one touchdown for
Texas A&M, which racked up 547 yards of total offense. The
Aggies managed just 22 points in losing their last two games to
Nebraska and Oklahoma State.

Kansas (5-4, 2-3) lost for the third time in four games and has
surrendered 87 points in its last two contests. The Jayhawks
have lost six straight meetings with the Aggies since capturing
the inaugural matchup in 1974.