GAMEDAY College Football

Texas A&M 52, Prairie View A&M 3

By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher worked all week to make sure his team didn't take Prairie View A&M lightly, especially with its regular-season finale against LSU coming up.

The 16th-ranked Aggies quickly showed their coach that they heard his message loud and clear.

Devon Achane and Isaiah Spiller combined for three touchdowns before halftime, and Texas A&M cruised to a 52-3 win over the Panthers.

"We didn't look ahead like LSU, LSU and just overlook PV," safety Leon O'Neal Jr. said. "That's not how we do things around here. We focused on Prairie View."

Texas A&M easily bounced back from last week's loss at Ole Miss. Prairie View (7-3), an FCS school that plays in the SWAC, just couldn't keep up with the Aggies (8-3).

"Our guys went out and played well and did what we were supposed to do," Fisher said.

Texas A&M led 38-0 after a dominant first half by Achane and Spiller. It also limited Prairie View to 2 yards passing before the break.

Moose Muhammad grabbed a 30-yard TD pass from Zach Calzada on Texas A&M's first possession of the third quarter, making it 45-0. The Panthers got on the board on a 25-yard field goal by Luis Reyes on the next drive.

Backup quarterback Blake Bost then took over for A&M with about 5 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. Achane and Spiller combined for 115 yards rushing in the first two quarters and didn't run the ball after halftime.

"They're great players and had very efficient days," Fisher said. "They started everything off for us perfectly."

Prairie View graduate transfer Jawon Pass had just one completion and lost a fumble that the Aggies returned for a touchdown before being benched for Trazon Connley. He didn't fare much better, completing just one pass for 7 yards and rushing for 41 yards.

Jaden Stewart had 24 carries for 100 yards for Prairie View.

Spiller and Achane each had a rushing touchdown in the first quarter before the Aggies added a score on defense. Antonio Johnson was unblocked on a sack of Pass that caused him to fumble.

"That was picture perfect," Fisher said. "Created that turnover and made the play."

Aaron Hansford scooped up the ball and ran 17 yards for a touchdown.

A 33-yard touchdown reception by Muhammad extended the lead to 31-0 with about 5 1/2 minutes left in the second quarter. Muhammad led the team with five receptions for 77 yards.

"He went out in that environment and played tremendously," Fisher said. "He did a great job."

The Aggies took a 38-0 lead into halftime after Achane scored on a 1-yard run on fourth down with six seconds left in the second.

Amari Daniels scored on an 8-yard run early in the fourth quarter that made it 52-3.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter PVA&MTexA&M
TexA&M TD 8:31 Isaiah Spiller 11 yd run (Seth Small kick) 0 7
TexA&M TD 5:39 Devon Achane 1 yd run (Seth Small kick) 0 14
TexA&M TD 4:55 Aaron Hansford 17 yd fumble return (Seth Small kick) 0 21
Second Quarter PVA&MTexA&M
TexA&M FG 13:01 Seth Small 27 yd FG 0 24
TexA&M TD 5:22 Moose Muhammad III 33 yd pass from Zach Calzada (Seth Small kick) 0 31
TexA&M TD 0:06 Devon Achane 1 yd run (Seth Small kick) 0 38
Third Quarter PVA&MTexA&M
TexA&M TD 12:29 Moose Muhammad III 30 yd pass from Zach Calzada (Seth Small kick) 0 45
PVA&M FG 5:46 Luis Reyes 25 yd FG 3 45
Fourth Quarter PVA&MTexA&M
TexA&M TD 13:47 Amari Daniels 8 yd run (Caden Davis kick) 3 52
Team Stats
  Prairie View A&M Texas A&M
First downs 9 24
  Rushing 8 19
  Passing 0 5
  Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Efficiency 6-16, 38% 6-10, 60%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 42-147 44-279
Passing Yards 7 168
Return Yards 61 97
Completions-Attempts-Int 2-12-0 12-19-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--25 1--4
Punts 6 1
Punts-Average 42.2 48
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-25 1-15
Time of Possession 29:00 30:25
Prairie View A&M Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Connley 1 7 5 0 0
J. Pass 1 3 2 0 0
C. Scott 0 2 0 0 0
Texas A&M Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Calzada 10 14 150 2 0
B. Bost 2 5 18 0 1
Prairie View A&M Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Stewart 24 100 4.2 0
T. Connley 6 41 6.8 0
R. Graham 4 21 5.3 0
A. Antoine 2 8 4.0 0
K. Mosley 1 2 2.0 0
J. Pass 5 -25 -5.0 0
Texas A&M Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
I. Spiller 9 70 7.8 1
A. Daniels 8 70 8.8 1
L. Johnson Jr. 11 60 5.5 0
D. Achane 10 45 4.5 2
Y. Brown 1 45 45.0 0
D. Hubbard 2 2 1.0 0
D. Jackson 1 -2 -2.0 0
Z. Calzada 2 -11 -5.5 0
Prairie View A&M Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Goodwater III 1 5 5.0 0
D. White 1 2 2.0 0
Texas A&M Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Muhammad III 5 77 15.4 2
J. Preston 3 47 15.7 0
J. Wydermyer 1 17 17.0 0
L. Johnson Jr. 1 14 14.0 0
C. Chapman 1 9 9.0 0
A. Smith 1 4 4.0 0
Prairie View A&M Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Cheatum 1 16
Texas A&M Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Prairie View A&M Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Darbone 5 227 45.4
Texas A&M Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. Constantinou 1 48 48.0
Prairie View A&M Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Mullins 1 14 14.0
Texas A&M Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Muhammad III 3 40 13.3
A. Smith 1 2 2.0
Prairie View A&M Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Mullins 2 31 15.5
Texas A&M Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Achane 1 34 34.0
Y. Brown 1 21 21.0
Prairie View A&M Missed FG
Player Length
Texas A&M Missed FG
Player Length




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