Aggies employ option to run over Huskers
Marlon Lucky broke his own Nebraska running back record by hauling in 13 receptions for 125 yards, but it was not enough to offset a powerful Texas A&M running game as the Huskers fell to the Aggies, 36-14.
The Huskers trailed 16-14 at the half before Texas A&M took control in the third quarter.
Nebraska watched Texas A&M produce three long scoring drives to consume most of the second-half clock. The Aggie scored on drives of 80, 80 and 76 yards in the second half, eating up 15:40 on 34 plays on those drives.
Texas A&M’s Jorvorskie Lane finished with 15 carries for 130 yards and four scores. A&M quarterback Stephen McGee carried a career-high 35 times for 167 yards as the Aggies ran the option effectively.
The Huskers amassed more than 400 yards of total offense but coughed up three fumbles, while Texas A&M did not commit a turnover.