Late Field Goal Lead Texas A&M Over Nebraska
College Station (Sports Network) – Randy Bullock’s 19-yard field goal with three minutes remaining provided the difference, and 18th-ranked Texas A&M remained unbeaten with Ryan Tannehill at quarterback with a 9-6 victory over ninth-ranked Nebraska.
Tannehill, who was installed as the signal-caller following a midseason three- game slump, helped the Aggies (8-3, 5-2) to its fifth straight win after throwing for 172 yards on 19-of-29 efficiency. Cyrus Gray ran for 137 yards on 26 carries and added nine receptions for 65 yards in the victory.
Taylor Martinez left the game for a majority of the first half with an ankle injury but returned in the second half and finished with 107 yards passing and an interception on 11-of-17 throws for Nebraska (9-2, 5-2), which squandered an opportunity to wrap up the Big 12 North and instead will have to win next week against Colorado or have Missouri lose to Kansas to do so.
In Martinez’s absence, Cody Green threw for 57 yards on 6-of-11 throws and was intercepted once.
Both teams struggled on offense throughout the contest; Nebraska went 5-for-15 on third down conversions, while Texas A&M was 2-for-13.