Scores

Final

Texas A&M 49

(3-5, 1-3 SEC)

Iowa State 35

(2-6, 0-4 Big 12)

7:00 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

1 2 3 4 T
TA&M 7 21 7 1449
ISU 7 10 3 1535

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (TA&M) - 381 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: A. Robinson (ISU) - 16 CAR, 85 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. McCoy (TA&M) - 7 REC, 110 YDS, 2 TD

Johnson tosses career-best four TDs as Aggies roll past Cyclones

Associated Press

AMES, Iowa -- Jerrod Johnson threw for 381 yards and a career-high four touchdown passes as Texas A&M beat Iowa State 49-35 Saturday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Johnson was 31-of-39 passing and also ran for a touchdown for the Aggies (3-5, 1-3), who set a season high for points and picked up their first Big 12 win under coach Mike Sherman.

The teams racked up 1,083 yards of total offense, converted 23 of 31 third downs and punted just twice in yet another Big 12 offensive show.

But it was Johnson who provided the difference, finding four different Texas A&M receivers for at least six catches. Jamie McCoy led the way with 110 yards receiving and two TDs as Johnson tore up an Iowa State defense ranked 90th in the nation in pass defense entering play.

Austen Arnaud threw for a career-high 371 yards and a touchdown for Iowa State (2-6, 0-4), which dropped its sixth straight and is now the Big 12's only winless team in conference play.

Johnson directed two straight scoring drives after the Cyclones got within 28-20 midway through the third quarter. He got Texas A&M moving late in the third quarter with his longest pass of the night, a 43-yard pass to Jeff Fuller, and Jorvorski Lane's 1-yard TD run put the Aggies back ahead 35-20 heading into the fourth quarter.

Johnson's 5-yard TD run with 11:27 left made it 42-20.

Arnaud pulled the Cyclones within 42-28 on a 9-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter. Johnson answered by hitting Fuller for an 8-yard score with 4:22 left, only to watch Arnaud throw a TD pass to Collin Franklin 52 seconds later.

Fuller had a team-high eight catches for Texas A&M.

Johnson had 215 yards passing and three touchdowns in the first half and Texas A&M led 28-17 at the break.

Johnson snapped a 14-all tie with a 12-yard TD pass to Jamie McCoy, and Cyrus Gray pushed Texas A&M's lead to 28-14 on a 27-yard touchdown run with 1:22 left in the second quarter.

Alexander Robinson scored from 1 yard out to give the Cyclones a 7-0 lead on the game's first possession. Johnson answered quickly, finding a wide-open Terrance McCoy for a 35-yard TD strike to tie the game at 7 midway through the first quarter.

Johnson then hit Jamie McCoy from 37 yards out to make it 14-7 early in the second quarter. Iowa State tied the game on a 1-yard TD run by Jason Scales.

Texas A&M running back Mike Goodson didn't suit up. Goodson, the Aggies leading rusher with 386 yards and five touchdowns, sprained his knee last week in a loss to Texas Tech.

Johnson fell shy of his single-game best of 419 yards passing, which he did against Kansas State on Oct. 11.

R.J. Sumrall had a game-high 143 yards receiving for Iowa State, which lost despite racking up 574 yards of total offense and zero punts.

Amazingly, this was the fewest points Texas A&M has allowed in conference play.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TA&M
ISU
1st Downs2734
Total Yards509574
Passing381401
Rushing128173
Penalties7-614-25
3rd Down Conversions11-1411-16
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers12
Possession29:5830:02

Passing Leaders

Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson31/393819.840
Iowa StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Arnaud26/413719.010

Rushing Leaders

Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gray14694.9127
Stephens5255.009
Iowa StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson16855.3132
Arnaud16674.2126

Receiving Leaders

Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy711015.7237
Fuller89511.9143
Iowa StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sumrall914315.9027
Jones24422.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTA&MISU
TD10:53Alexander Robinson 1 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 07
TD07:40Terrence Mccoy 35 Yd Pass From Jerrod Johnson (Randy Bullock Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERTA&MISU
TD14:01Jamie Mccoy 37 Yd Pass From Jerrod Johnson (Randy Bullock Kick) 147
TD10:40Jason Scales 1 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 1414
TD06:05Jamie Mccoy 12 Yd Pass From Jerrod Johnson (Randy Bullock Kick) 2114
TD01:22Cyrus Gray 27 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 2814
FG00:00Grant Mahoney 32 Yd 2817
THIRD QUARTERTA&MISU
FG04:42Grant Mahoney 26 Yd 2820
TD01:06Jorvorskie Lane 1 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 3520
FOURTH QUARTERTA&MISU
TD11:27Jerrod Johnson 5 Yd Run (Randy Bullock Kick) 4220
TD07:43Austen Arnaud 9 Yd Run (Austen Arnaud Pass To Darius Darks For Two-Point Conversion) 4228
TD04:22Jeff Fuller 8 Yd Pass From Jerrod Johnson (Randy Bullock Kick) 4928
TD03:30Collin Franklin 2 Yd Pass From Austen Arnaud (Grant Mahoney Kick) 4935