Scores

Final

Texas A&M 28

(2-3, 0-1 SEC)

Texas Tech 59

(4-1, 1-0 Big 12)

10:00 PM ET, October 4, 2003

Jones AT&T Stadium, LUBBOCK, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TA&M 0 14 0 1428
TTU 17 14 21 759

Texas Tech QB passes for 505 yards, eight TDs

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- B.J. Symons threw a Big 12-record eight touchdown passes and topped 500 yards passing for the third straight game as Texas Tech beat Texas A&M 59-28 Saturday night.

Symons, who was 34-of-46 for 505 yards, broke the conference mark of seven TDs set by A&M's Dustin Long last year in Tech's 48-47 overtime win in College Station.

Symons, who left the game with 11:48 remaining, had TD passes of 17, 19, 48, 13, 14, 15, 8 and 16 yards.

It's the third straight week Symons has broken a Big 12 record. Last week he passed for 661 yards and six TDs in a 49-45 victory at Mississippi, breaking the mark of 586 yards he set the week before in a 49-21 loss at NC State.

Wes Welker led the Red Raiders (4-1, 1-0 Big 12) in receiving with 114 yards on six catches and scored twice. He finished the game with 194 career receptions, breaking the school record of 189 set by Lloyd Hill.

Carlos Francis (110 yards), Mickey Peters (75 yards) and Glover (97 yards) also caught six passes apiece, with Glover teaming with Symons for three TDs.

Tech jumped to a 17-0 lead and never trailed in the game in which A&M (2-3, 0-1) allowed the most points in school history. The previous high was 57 points by Texas in 1977.

It was the third straight loss for the Aggies, who didn't score until Courtney Lewis' 3-yard TD run early in the second quarter.

Tech has won five straight games in Lubbock and seven of the last nine.

The margin of victory was the second-largest by Tech in the 62-game series. The highest was in 1954, when the Red Raiders went to College Station and beat Bear Bryant's 1954 team 41-9.

Symons fell short of the NCAA three-game record for passing yards. Houston's David Klingler threw for 1,798 yards in three consecutive games spanning the 1990-91 seasons. Symons fell short by 47 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TA&M
TTU
1st Downs2534
Total Yards489669
Passing305605
Rushing18464
Penalties6-4014-143
3rd Down Conversions4-118-13
4th Down Conversions0-30-1
Turnovers10
Possession29:1530:45

Passing Leaders

Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Long5/89111.410-
McNeal11/242148.910-
Texas TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Symons34/4650511.080-
Cumbie9/131007.700-

Rushing Leaders

Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis15885.9219
McNeal11504.5019
Texas TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson9465.1014
Mack2147.008

Receiving Leaders

Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor38929.7144
Van Zant33311.0013
Texas TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson7699.9116
Welker611419.0248

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTA&MTTU
TD12:29NEHEMIAH GLOVER 17 YD PASS FROM B.J. SYMONS (KEITH TOOGOOD KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 89 yards.
07
TD9:01NEHEMIAH GLOVER 19 YD PASS FROM B.J. SYMONS (KEITH TOOGOOD KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 37 yards.
014
FG1:37KEITH TOOGOOD 21 YD FG
Drive info: 7 plays, 14 yards.
017
SECOND QUARTERTA&MTTU
TD9:12COURTNEY LEWIS 3 YD RUN (TODD PEGRAM KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 67 yards.
717
TD5:36WES WELKER 48 YD PASS FROM B.J. SYMONS (KEITH TOOGOOD KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yards.
724
TD2:06JAMAAR TAYLOR 4 YD PASS FROM REGGIE MCNEAL (TODD PEGRAM KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 88 yards.
1424
TD0:51JARRETT HICKS 13 YD PASS FROM B.J. SYMONS (KEITH TOOGOOD KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 51 yards.
1431
THIRD QUARTERTA&MTTU
TD13:50TAUREAN HENDERSON 14 YD PASS FROM B.J. SYMONS (KEITH TOOGOOD KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 26 yards.
1438
TD10:54NEHEMIAH GLOVER 15 YD PASS FROM B.J. SYMONS (KEITH TOOGOOD KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 42 yards.
1445
TD2:38MICKEY PETERS 8 YD PASS FROM B.J. SYMONS (KEITH TOOGOOD KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 76 yards.
1452
FOURTH QUARTERTA&MTTU
TD13:20COURTNEY LEWIS 16 YD RUN (TODD PEGRAM KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 81 yards.
2152
TD11:48WES WELKER 16 YD PASS FROM B.J. SYMONS (KEITH TOOGOOD KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yards.
2159
TD10:03L'TYDRICK RILEY 37 YD PASS FROM DUSTIN LONG (TODD PEGRAM KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 68 yards.
2859