Texas defeated by No. 17 Texas A&M, 24-17
Nov. 25, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A late drive by the Texas Longhorns to tie the game and possibly send the contest into overtime was unsuccessful as No. 17 Texas A&M beat Texas 24-17 on Thanksgiving night.
Cyrus Gray had touchdown runs of 84 yards in the second quarter and 48 yards in the third. Von Miller intercepted a tipped pass at the Texas A&M 11 with 2:37 left to stall the Longhorns final push.
Texas A&M led 24-14 after Gray's second touchdown. Texas kicked a field goal after a blocked punt and used a long drive to march toward a touchdown before Garrett Gilbert's pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage. Miller, a defensive end who drifted back into coverage, leaped high to grab it.
Texas A&M punted the ball back to Texas with about 10 seconds left and Ken Wood had to pick the snap off the ground to get it away. Texas was unable block it and the ball bounced to the ground as time ran out.
Texas scored first on Gilbert's 31-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Goodwin. Texas A&M cornerback Terrence Frederick bit on a ball fake, leaving Goodwin wide open for his first touchdown of the season.
Texas recovered a fumbled punt in the second quarter and moved to the Texas A&M 8 but fumbled at the 10-yard line. Two plays later, Gray swept to his right, cut back left, and scored on an 84-yard touchdown run.
The score was tied 7-7 at the half before the Aggies went up 10-7 on a Randy Bullock field goal in the third quarter.
Jeff Fuller's touchdown catch made it 17-7 but the Aggies couldn't find the drive to put the Longhorns away. After another fumbled punt, Gilbert scored on a 1-yard run to pull Texas to 17-14 in the third.