Texas A&M Overwhelms Baylor 55-28 In The Battle Of The Brazos

Texas A&M's offense was too much for Baylor as six touchdown passes from Ryan Tannehill gives A&M a convincing 55-28 victory

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Ryan Tannehill's 6 TDs Carries Texas A&M To Victory In A 55-28 Win Over Baylor In The Battle Of The Brazos

In what might possibly be the last edition of the annual Battle of the Brazos, Texas A&M Aggies left an indelible stamp on the rivalry with a 55-28 beatdown of the Baylor Bears in College Station, Texas this Saturday.

Texas A&M signal caller Ryan Tannehill had a career day as he threw for 6 touchdown passes against a porous Bears secondary. Tannehill finished with a passing line of 25-37 and 415 yards to go along with those six TDs. The wealth was spread across the depth chart, as Jeff Fuller’s 5 catches and 71 yards made him Texas A&M’s all-time leading receiver with 2,615 yards in his career, passing Terrance Murphy’s mark set in 2004. Ryan Swope also had a career game with 11 receptions, 204 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Aggies’ tailback Christine Michael carried the load on the ground, rushing 21 times for 105 yards with a touchdown provided balance for A&M head coach Mike Sherman. Michael also hauled in an 8-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Robert Griffin III had another monster game, going 28-40 for 430 yards and three touchdowns, but Baylor’s running game was largely ineffective and the defense failed to slow down the Aggies rushing attack or aerial assault all day. Baylor coach Art Briles had no answers for Texas A&M in the second half, as his team was outscored 31-14.

Both teams are now 4-2 on the season, as Texas A&M will carry a 2-1 conference record into Jack Trice Stadium to take on the Iowa State Cyclones next Saturday. Baylor will take their 1-2 conference mark to T. Boone Pickens Stadium to face the No. 6 Oklahoma State Cowboys.

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Baylor Vs. Texas A&M At The Half: Tannehill's 3 TD Passes Give Aggies 24-14 Lead

Coming into Saturday's game between Baylor and Texas A&M, the expectation was that a star quarterback would standout and help lead their team to victory. So far the star has been Ryan Tannehill over Robert Griffin in College Station as three touchdown passes by Tannehill has given the No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies a 24-14 lead over the No. 20 Baylor Bears.

Tannehill's thrown for 199 yards and found his go-to receiver Ryan Swope for two touchdown receptions and also hit tailback Christine Michael on a 8-yard TD pass midway through the second quarter.

Baylor's offense has done their part, as RG3 has marched the Bears offense on two touchdown drives. On the first touchdown scored of the game Griffin hit Kendall Wright on a 6-yard slant to give Baylor an early 7-0 lead. Griffin then linked up with Terrance Williams on a 77-yard pitch and catch with just under 8 minutes remaining in the second quarter. 

Griffin is 17-23 for 223 yards and two TD's thus far. Baylor will receiver the ball in the second half.

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Robert Griffin, Aggie Mistakes Mark First Quarter

The Texas A&M offense looked great marching down the field into the red zone on its only two drives of the first quarter. However, a costly interception by Ryan Tannehill on a screen play to Cyrus Gray kept A&M from getting points on the first drive. Then, a failed double pass from Gray to Jeff Fuller meant A&M had to kick a field goal on the second drive. Against this Baylor team, the Aggies are going to need more production in the red zone than that.

Speaking of the Baylor offense, Robert Griffin III has looked quite good, showing excellent moves in the pocket and throwing darts all over the field. That run where he escaped the Aggie pass rush, hurdled a defender and then ran up the field for a first down was simply spectacular.

If there were good signs for the A&M defense, it's that Terrence Frederick looks to be having a good game while Damontre Moore is totally overmatching Baylor right tackle Ivory Wade with his speed. On his sack of Griffin, Moore didn't even come in contact with Wade in turning the corner and hitting Griffin. 

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