Texas A&M came right of the gate to score 10 straight third quarter points while establishing the running game with Cyrus Gray. Gray rushed for 45 yards on the opening second half drive with a long of 31 and then finished off the drive with a 9-yard touchdown run.
Iowa State did respond with a touchdown of their own with a 1-yard touchdown run by Duran Hollis which gave Iowa State 14 points on the afternoon. On that scoring drive Iowa State was able to pass the ball around against the Texas A&M secondary. The pass defense of Texas A&M has had issues all year and even though Texas A&M has a 16 point lead they will need to make sure to tighten down their secondary and limit big passing plays for the rest of this game.