Saturday, November 19, 2011
RB Cyrus Gray's day ends with an injury
By David Ubben
Could be a costly win for Texas A&M, even if it's easy.
The Aggies lead, 61-0, late in the third quarter, but Cyrus Gray emerged from the locker room after halftime without pads and wearing only a warmup suit.
He's out with an undisclosed injury, and will be re-evaluated after the game, according to a sideline report. Texas A&M officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Dustin Harris continued his big day returning punts with a 72-yard return to put the Aggies up 61, but the Gray injury would be huge if it's serious.
Texas A&M is already playing without Christine Michael, who was the team's leading rusher when he tore his ACL against Oklahoma.
Ben Malena is the Aggies' third back, but the league's best 1-2 punch at running back is down for now.
With Texas waiting next week in what may be the final Lone Star Showdown for a long time, there will be some nervous moments ahead for the Aggies.
Malena has 32 yards and a touchdown on eight carries today.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill's took a seat in the third quarter because of the big lead, and Jameill Showers has gotten the nod in mop-up duty.