Texas A&M Postgame Notes

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No. 24/25 Texas A&M Football

vs. No. 25 Nebraska Nov. 11, 2006 Kyle Field, College Station, Texas

 

POSTGAME NOTES

 

  • A&M’s three losses this season have been by a combined six points. A&M’S last two losses have each been by a single point (the Aggies fell to Oklahoma, 17-16, last Saturday).
  • Two of A&M’s losses have been on opponent touchdown passes in the final 26 seconds. Texas Tech connected on a 37-yard scoring strike with :26 left on Sept. 30 at Kyle Field, and Nebraska posted the winning score tonight on a 9-yard pass with :21 left. Tech’s winning drive covered 80 yards in 8 plays and took only 1:46, while the Cornhuskers’ winning drive covered 75 yards on 11 plays and took just 1:36.
  • Tight end Martellus Bennett matched his career high for reception with six catches for 67 yards (Bennett also had six catches against Kansas).
  • Jorvorskie Lane’s 1-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter was his 19th rushing touchdown of the season, tying the school record set by Joel Hunt in 1927. Hunt’s mark is the second oldest individual mark in the A&M record book. The oldest mark is Jelly Woodman’s seven touchdowns in a game against New Mexico in 1926.
  • Lane has 28 career touchdown runs, tying Courtney Lewis (2003-06) and D’Andre Hardeman (1996-99) for ninth on the A&M chart.
  • Stephen McGee completed 18-of-31 passes for 244 yards, the second most passing yards of his career and the second most pass attempts. For the season, McGee has completed 170-of-274 passes (.621) for 2,060 yards, the ninth most season yards in school history. He is on track to break the school record for completion percentage of .607 set by Kevin Murray in 1986. McGee also rushed eight times for 58 yards and one touchdown, giving him 302 yards of total offense.
  • Freshman running back Michael Goodson gained 80 yards on 11 carries, his fifth straight game with at least 65 rushing yards. In the last three games, Goodson has rushed for 303 yards on just 29 carries, an average of 10.5 yards per carry.
  • A&M gained 443 yards of total offense, including 298 yards in the second half. The Aggies averaged a season-high 7.5 yards per play.
  • Nebraska gained 390 yards of total offense, but had only 147 yards in the second half (of which 67 came on the Cornhuskers’ winning drive).
  • Junior linebacker Mark Dodge had the first interception of his career in the fourth quarter and returned it 16 yards.

  

FOR THE RECORD:

Aggie game captains were seniors Justin Warren, Melvin Bullitt and L’Tydrick Riley and junior Kirk Elder ... The 12th Man was Nathan Haile, a senior from Friona, Texas. It was Haile’s third career 12th Man assignment and the second this season. ... The crowd of 83,336 is the third above-capacity Kyle Field crowd of the season and the third-largest crowd of 2006.

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