Scores

Final

Texas A&M 22

(4-7, 2-5 SEC)

Missouri 45

(7-3, 3-3 SEC)

12:30 PM ET, November 15, 2003

Faurot Field, COLUMBIA, MO

1 2 3 4 T
TA&M 0 6 3 1322
MIZZ 16 6 9 1445

MISSOURI 45, TEXAS A&M 22

COLUMBIA, Missouri (Ticker) -- Quarterback Brad Smith rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns as Missouri coasted to a 45-22 Big 12 Conference victory over Texas A&M.

By beating the Aggies for just the second time in eight meetings, Missouri (7-3, 3-3) remained alive for the Big 12 North Division title. The Tigers holds a tiebreaker edge over Nebraska and visits Kansas State next week.

Smith committed four turnovers in last week's 21-16 loss at Colorado but quickly bounced back as Missouri built a 16-0 advantage in the first 5:36. Smith opened the scoring with a seven-yard scamper and added TD runs of 19 and nine yards.

Zack Abron added 141 yards for his fourth 100-yard effort of the season. He also had a two-yard run for his 39th career touchdown that broke the school record set by quarterback Corby Jones from 1995-98.

The game never was close as the Tigers took a 22-6 lead into the locker room and scored 23 points in the second half. Smith's final TD made it 31-9 and Damien Nash added TD runs of 14 and nine yards in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Coming off a 77-0 loss at Oklahoma that was the worst in school history, the Aggies (4-7, 2-5) are assured of their first losing season since 1982. They also will complete coach Dennis Franchione's first season by going winless on the road for the first time since 1982.

Dustin Long replaced a struggling Reggie McNeal and completed 21-of-27 passes for 241 yards for the Aggies.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TA&M
MIZZ
1st Downs2627
Total Yards484451
Passing37689
Rushing108362
Penalties9-698-50
3rd Down Conversions6-175-11
4th Down Conversions1-41-2
Turnovers10
Possession33:1526:45

Passing Leaders

Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
McNeal6/12786.500-
Carter1/14646.000-
MissouriC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Smith12/20894.500-

Rushing Leaders

Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis17563.3013
McNeal15453.0015
MissouriCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abron201417.1124
Smith171368.0323

Receiving Leaders

Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Murphy815619.5046
Van Zant6549.0112
MissouriRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy5397.8014
Nash2126.0010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTA&MMIZZ
TD12:51BRAD SMITH 7 YD RUN (MIKE MATHENY KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 71 yards.
07
S11:19TEAM SAFETY09
TD9:24ZACK ABRON 2 YD RUN (MIKE MATHENY KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 40 yards.
016
SECOND QUARTERTA&MMIZZ
FG13:01TODD PEGRAM 33 YD FG
Drive info: 7 plays, 23 yards.
316
TD7:43BRAD SMITH 19 YD RUN (FAILED 2PT RUSH)
Drive info: 3 plays, 34 yards.
322
FG3:33TODD PEGRAM 42 YD FG
Drive info: 11 plays, 55 yards.
622
THIRD QUARTERTA&MMIZZ
FG9:10MIKE MATHENY 44 YD FG
Drive info: 9 plays, 34 yards.
625
FG4:47TODD PEGRAM 31 YD FG
Drive info: 10 plays, 66 yards.
925
TD2:04BRAD SMITH 9 YD RUN (FAILED 2PT RUSH)
Drive info: 7 plays, 62 yards.
931
FOURTH QUARTERTA&MMIZZ
TD14:21TIM VAN ZANT 8 YD PASS FROM DUSTIN LONG (FAILED 2PT RUSH)
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yards.
1531
TD11:46DAMIEN NASH 14 YD RUN (MIKE MATHENY KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 76 yards.
1538
TD6:42DEREK FARMER 1 YD RUN (TODD PEGRAM KICK)
Drive info: 14 plays, 67 yards.
2238
TD4:12DAMIEN NASH 9 YD RUN (MIKE MATHENY KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 48 yards.
2245