Scores

Final

Baylor 10

(3-2, 0-1 Big 12)

Texas A&M 34

(4-1, 1-0 SEC)

12:30 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Kyle Field, College Station, TX

1 2 3 4 T
BAY 3 0 0 710
TA&M 3 7 10 1434

Top Performers

Passing: S. McGee (TA&M) - 200 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Lane (TA&M) - 24 CAR, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Goodson (TA&M) - 2 REC, 54 YDS, 1 TD

Texas A&,M 34, Baylor 10

Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Stephen McGee and Jorvorskie Lane each ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown as Texas A&M beat Baylor 34-10 on Saturday amid the controversy over a secret newsletter swirling around coach Dennis Franchione.

The Aggies (4-1, 1-0 Big 12) got a much-needed win after Franchione was caught giving inside information about his team to boosters who paid $1,200 per year to receive it in a newsletter. Franchione said he discontinued the newsletter two weeks ago, but it became public this week.

That firestorm followed a humbling 34-17 loss to Miami on Sept. 20 that restarted calls for Franchione to lose his job from A&M fans.

The Aggies' performance on Saturday should make everyone feel a little better.

Mike Goodson had an electrifying TD catch and the Aggies' defense did the rest, holding the Bears to only seven first downs and 60 yards rushing.

The Aggies rushed for 352 yards and won time of possession by more than 26 minutes to beat Baylor for the 11th time in the last 12 meetings. The Bears (3-2, 0-1) had a three-game winning streak snapped and haven't won at Kyle Field since 1984.

McGee ran for 110 yards and threw for 200. Lane rushed for a season-high 123 yards after carrying only twice for 2 yards in the loss at Miami.

The Bears averaged 411 yards in their first four games, but the Aggies held them to two first downs and 68 yards in the first half. Blake Szymanski, third in the Big 12 in total offense coming in, completed only five of his first 20 throws.

But Texas A&M kicker Matt Szymanski (no relation) missed field goals at the end of two long drives, and the teams were tied 3-3 midway through the second quarter.

With about two minutes left in the half, Goodson made the play of the game, grabbing a short pass from McGee with one hand, breaking three tackles and outrunning the defense to the end zone.

The 58-yard touchdown was A&M's longest since McGee's 75-yard throw to Martellus Bennett in last year's win over Baylor.

McGee threw a 48-yard pass down the middle to Kerry Franks on A&M's first drive of the third quarter, and Lane bulled into the end zone with 10:45 remaining.

Bears receivers dropped balls all day, and on their next series, A&M cornerback Marquis Carpenter intercepted a pass that bounced off Ernest Smith's hands. Matt Szymanski kicked a 23-yard field goal with 7:36 left in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 20-3.

He missed another field goal attempt with 14:52 left in the game. Two plays later, Blake Szymanski threw a 69-yard pass to David Gettis to the Aggies 3-yard line. Freshman fullback Jay Finley followed with his first career touchdown run as the Bears trimmed the deficit to 20-10.

A&M mounted an 11-play drive and McGee scored from 2 yards out with 5:39 to go. Backup quarterback Jerrod Johnson scored with 1:42 left to cap the scoring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BAY
TA&M
1st Downs731
Total Yards254552
Passing194200
Rushing60352
Penalties5-546-40
3rd Down Conversions3-1311-19
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers31
Possession16:4243:18

Passing Leaders

BaylorC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Szymanski12/351945.501
Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGee16/282007.111

Rushing Leaders

BaylorCARYDSAVGTDLG
Whitaker6264.3021
Finley6193.218
Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lane241235.1116
McGee171106.5119

Receiving Leaders

BaylorRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gettis28844.0069
Buerck22713.5018
Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Franks38026.7048
Goodson25427.0158

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBAYTA&M
FG04:14Matt Szymanski 28 Yd
Drive: 11 plays, 78 yds, 5:07
03
FG00:00Caleb Allen 46 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, -3 yds, 1:07
33
SECOND QUARTERBAYTA&M
TD02:08Mike Goodson 58 Yd Pass From Stephen Mcgee (Matt Szymanski Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 70 yds, 1:56
310
THIRD QUARTERBAYTA&M
TD10:45Jorvorskie Lane 1 Yd Run (Matt Szymanski Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 85 yds, 3:18
317
FG07:36Matt Szymanski 23 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 19 yds, 2:51
320
FOURTH QUARTERBAYTA&M
TD13:44Jay Finley 3 Yd Run (Shea Brewster Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 80 yds, 1:08
1020
TD05:39Stephen Mcgee 2 Yd Run (Matt Szymanski Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 58 yds, 5:33
1027
TD01:42Jerrod Johnson 5 Yd Run (Matt Szymanski Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 59 yds, 3:16
1034