No. 21 Texas Tech Upset by Texas A&M, 52-30
Oct. 24, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP)--Cyrus Gray scored four touchdowns to lead Texas A&M past No. 21 Texas Tech 52-30 Saturday night, snapping a three-game losing streak for the Aggies.
Texas A&M (4-3, 1-2 Big 12) hadn't won in Lubbock since 1993.
It was quite a turnaround from A&M's 62-14 loss last week to Kansas State. The Aggies had 334 total yards in the first half against the Red Raiders a week after they had 301 for the entire game.
Jerrod Johnson completed 19 of 28 passes for 238 yards and a touchdowns, and added 71 yards and another score on 10 carries.
Gray, who finished with 131 yards on 25 carries, rushed for three touchdowns and caught a 12-yard pass for another.
The 52 points by the Aggies was the most they've ever scored against the Red Raiders and the win was A&M's first over a ranked Texas Tech team.
When Gray didn't have the ball teammate Christine Michael chewed up his share of yards. Michael got 121 yards and two touchdowns--including a 44-yarder on the Aggies first possession of the second half--on 22 carries.
In last week's 62-14 loss to Kansas State, Johnson set a school record with his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season. He threw a Big 12-record 225 passes without an interception before throwing three against the Wildcats.
Johnson came into Saturday night's game leading the Big 12 with 16 TD passes and was second in the league with 315.5 yards passing per game.
The Red Raiders' offense appeared flat in Potts' first start since sustaining a concussion Oct. 3 against New Mexico. He was 25 of 36 for 310 yards and two touchdowns before he was pulled from the game midway through the third quarter.
Potts was responsible for three turnovers, two of which led to Aggies scores.
Texas Tech moved into the rankings for the first time this season after winning 31-10 at then-No. 15 Nebraska last week. Steven Sheffield, the backup who made his second career start in that game, was in street clothes and using crutches on the sidelines Saturday night.
Fans chanted "no more Potts" shortly after Terrence Fredericks' interception in the end zone just before halftime.
Potts committed his third turnover when he fumbled on Texas Tech's second possession of the third quarter. Linebacker Von Miller hit Potts from behind and the ball was recovered by Tony Jerrod-Eddie on the Red Raiders 33.
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