(12) Kansas 19, Texas A&M 11
October 27, 2007
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Chalk up another win for Kansas, and this one is downright historic.
Brandon McAnderson rushed for a career-high 183 yards and two touchdowns and the 12th-ranked Jayhawks improved to 8-0 for the first time since 1909 with a 19-11 win over Texas A&M.
Todd Reesing went 21-for-33 for 180 yards and the Jayhawks' fifth-ranked defense did the rest, holding the Aggies to 127 yards and six first downs through three quarters. A&M gained 191 yards in the fourth quarter, after the Jayhawks built a 19-0 lead.
Kansas improved to 4-0 in the Big 12 for the first time, snapped a seven-game losing streak to A&M and won in Texas for the first time since 2001. The Jayhawks have reached eight victories for just the 12th time in school history.
Kansas played a lightweight nonconference schedule and skeptics were still waiting to see if these Jayhawks were legitimate. Though it got close at the end, this performance should silence many doubters.
The Jayhawks held the Aggies' fifth-ranked rushing offense to 56 yards through three quarters, dominating A&M's offensive line. That left the Aggies to rely on their 111th-ranked passing game, which didn't start clicking until the very end, when the Jayhawks were willing to give up short passes.
A&M's Stephen McGee finished 24-for-44 for 244 yards, but most of the completions came in the last quarter. The Aggies (6-3, 3-2) had minus-9 yards in the third quarter, when Kansas started to build the lead.
The Aggies avoided their first home shutout since 1971 when Matt Szymanski kicked a 21-yard field goal with 7:20 left.
McGee threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to freshman Roger Holland with 2:06 remaining and ran for a 2-point conversion to make it 19-11. Raimond Pendleton recovered an onside kick, but A&M got the ball back with 52 seconds left.
McGee hit tight end Martellus Bennett near midfield, but two desperation heaves to the end zone fell incomplete.
Updated on Saturday, Oct 27