Aggies Shutout Jayhawks in First Half
Nov. 19, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M scored on its first five possessions and added a safety while building a 44-0 halftime lead against the Kansas Jayhawks at Kyle Field Saturday. The Aggies outgained the Jayhawks 321-108 while shutting out Kansas.
Texas A&M’s Cyrus Gray carried the ball nine times for 94 yards in the first half and reached the end zone three times. Two of Gray’s touchdowns were from 30 yards out or longer. Ryan Tannehill was 16-of-21 for 140 yards in the first half and connected with his favorite target, Ryan Swope, on two scores. Swope had seven first half catches for 111 yards.
Kansas turned the ball over three times in the opening periods, leading to two Texas A&M touchdowns. Early in the game a snap went over punter Ron Doherty’s head, rolled into the end zone, and Doherty kicked it out of the back for a safety instead of giving up a touchdown.
The miscue, several quarterback sacks and a stingy Aggie defense kept the Jayhawks in negative rushing yardage for the first half (-13) on 26 attempts. James Sims led KU on the ground with 19 yards. Jordan Webb was 17-of-21 in the first half for 121 yards and threw one interception. Kale Pick had five catches for 46 yards, including a diving one-handed catch for a first down midway through the second quarter.