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.