GAMEDAY College Football

Texas A&M 34, New Mexico 0

By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Zach Calzada threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start to power No. 7 Texas A&M in a 34-0 rout of New Mexico.

The victory extends A&M's winning streak to 11 games and gives the Aggies a 3-0 start for the first time since opening the 2016 season with six consecutive wins.

Calzada was thrust into the job last weekend against Colorado when Haynes King was injured on A&M's second possession. King had surgery this week to repair a broken right leg, leaving Calzada to run the offense.

Calzada looked more comfortable, and the Aggies moved the ball much better Saturday than they did last week while scoring just 10 points in a win over the Buffaloes. They eclipsed their total points from that game in the first six minutes of this one and built a 24-point lead by halftime.

Terry Wilson, a transfer from Kentucky who had 559 yards passing in the first two games, threw for just 33 yards Saturday for New Mexico (2-1) while being hurried and harassed all day. He had an interception, was sacked four times and had three passes broken up by A&M's stingy defense.

Devon Achane got things going when he grabbed a 26-yard touchdown pass to put the Aggies up early.

The Aggies forced New Mexico to punt before Calzada found Demond Demas wide open for a 70-yard touchdown on the first play of the next drive to make it 14-0. It was the first career catch for Demas, a five-star recruit in his second season with the Aggies.

Texas A&M extended the lead to 21-0 when Isaiah Spiller shed three defenders on a 5-yard scoring run with about six minutes left in the second quarter.

Spiller had 117 yards rushing to bounce back after running for just 20 yards last week.

The Aggies added a field goal late in the second quarter and tacked on another one on their first drive of the second half to make it 27-0.

Calzada was intercepted by Tavian Combs on the next possession, but the Lobos couldn't take advantage of the turnover and had to punt.

Moose Muhammad collected his first career touchdown when he reeled in a 7-yard pass with one hand late in the third quarter to push the lead to 34-0.

Texas A&M athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NMTexA&M
TexA&M TD 11:41 Devon Achane 26 yard TD pass from Zach Calzada (Seth Small Extra Point) 0 7
TexA&M TD 9:28 Demond Demas 70 yard TD pass from Zach Calzada (Seth Small Extra Point) 0 14
Second Quarter NMTexA&M
TexA&M TD 6:14 Isaiah Spiller 5 yard TD run (Seth Small Extra Point) 0 21
TexA&M FG 1:05 Seth Small 36 yard field goal 0 24
Third Quarter NMTexA&M
TexA&M FG 13:07 Seth Small 44 yard field goal 0 27
TexA&M TD 2:20 Moose Muhammad III 7 yard TD pass from Zach Calzada (Seth Small Extra Point) 0 34
Team Stats
  New Mexico Texas A&M
First downs 9 22
  Rushing 7 9
  Passing 2 12
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 6-17, 35% 6-14, 43%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 36-89 34-154
Passing Yards 33 275
Return Yards 60 120
Completions-Attempts-Int 10-23-1 19-33-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-29 3-17
Punts 11 4
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-18 6-35
New Mexico Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Wilson 10 23 33 0 1
Texas A&M Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Calzada 19 33 275 3 1
New Mexico Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Dumas 10 49 4.9 0
B. Cole 8 27 3.4 0
L. Wysong 6 20 3.3 0
M. Logan-Greene 2 9 4.5 0
B. Wooden 1 -2 -2.0 0
T. Wilson 9 -14 -1.6 0
Texas A&M Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
I. Spiller 15 117 7.8 1
D. Achane 9 29 3.2 0
A. Daniels 3 21 7.0 0
L. Johnson Jr. 2 5 2.5 0
E. Crownover 2 -1 -0.5 0
Z. Calzada 3 -17 -5.7 0
New Mexico Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Logan-Greene 3 16 5.3 0
T. Bruckler 2 12 6.0 0
Z. Scruggs Jr. 1 11 11.0 0
L. Wysong 1 4 4.0 0
C. Alexander 2 -4 -2.0 0
B. Cole 1 -6 -6.0 0
Texas A&M Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Demas 2 100 50.0 1
D. Achane 3 45 15.0 1
C. Lane 4 44 11.0 0
J. Wydermyer 4 39 9.8 0
M. Muhammad III 3 24 8.0 1
A. Smith 2 16 8.0 0
D. Price 1 7 7.0 0
New Mexico Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Combs 1 0
Texas A&M Interceptions
Player Int Yards
E. Cooper 1 4
New Mexico Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Rodriguez 11 441 40.1
Texas A&M Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. Constantinou 4 182 45.5
New Mexico Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Texas A&M Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Smith 4 78 19.5
M. Muhammad III 1 0 0
New Mexico Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Logan-Greene 2 60 30.0
Texas A&M Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Achane 1 38 38.0
New Mexico Missed FG
Player Length
Texas A&M Missed FG
Player Length
C. Davis 37




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