October 1, 2007

Texas A&M Hot 12

Texas A&M got back to its winning ways Saturday with a 34-10 win over Baylor at Kyle Field to start Big 12 conference play. The score, however, wasn't indicative of just how dominant the Aggies were Saturday.


A&M outgained Baylor 552 yards to 254, and won the time of possession battle by 26:36. A&M had 31 first down to Baylor's seven. A&M dominated in every facet of the game.


With the surprising results around the Big 12, A&M will face Oklahoma State Saturday at Kyle Field with sole possession of first place in the Big 12 South on the line.

Before we get to the Cowboys, however, here is a look back at this week's Hot 12 following the win over Baylor:




TEXAS A&M HOT 12








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Marquis Carpenter
A&M defensive coaches had said that Carpenter was the best cornerback on the roster at breaking on the ball, and that along with his consistency in practice earned him the starting job a few weeks ago. Saturday he broke on a ball and picked it off in the first quarter. He got another in the third quarter when he reached over a Baylor receiver and picked the ball out of his hands as he bobbled the pass. Carpenter has three interceptions on the season in five game, starting three of those.
Stephen McGee
It was a slow developing game for McGee, but in the end you can't argue with the numbers. He threw for 200 and rushed for 110 and got a touchdown both through the air and on the ground. It was McGee's first 200/100 game of his career and he is the first Aggie quarterback to do it since Reggie McNeal did it against Oklahoma State in 2005.
Jorvorskie Lane
Lane made up for the two carries and two yards he had in Miami as he carried the ball 24 times for 124 yards and a touchdown against Baylor, bringing his touchdown total to eight on the season. Lane's touchdown moved him into the No. 3 spot in career rushing touchdowns at A&M with 36. He is eight behind Darren Lewis.