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Thursday, November 26, 2009
Long strike boosts Aggies to early lead

By Tim Griffin

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M needed to jump on Texas early to gain some confidence and get the large Kyle Field crowd involved.

The Aggies did just that as Jerrod Johnson hit Jeff Fuller with a perfectly executed pass that went for a 70-yard touchdown, giving A&M an early 7-0 lead.

Fuller got behind Texas cornerback Chykie Brown, who thought he had deep help from a safety on the play.

Nothing materialized and Fuller scored easily.

It's exactly the kind of start Mike Sherman and the Aggies wanted.