FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Williams’ run in OT gives Texas A&M edge over Ky.
COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Trayveon Williams flipped into the end zone on a 10-yard run in overtime to give the Texas A&M a 20-14 victory over No. 13 Kentucky on Saturday night.
The Wildcats’ Miles Butler missed a 43-yard field goal to start overtime, with the ball bouncing back off the crossbar, and the Aggies capitalized with Williams’ touchdown run four plays later.
The Aggies (4-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) appeared to be in control and were trying to drain the clock when Mond fumbled, and safety Darius West scooped up the ball and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to it at 14 with 4:17 remaining.
Texas A&M took a 14-7 lead early in the fourth quarter when Kellen Mond tried throwing underneath to Camron Buckley. The ball glanced off of Buckley’s hands and right into those of tight end Jace Sternberger, who scooted 46 yards up the middle for a go-ahead touchdown.
The Aggies snapped a six-game losing streak to Associated Press Top 25 opponents, including losses this season to top-ranked Alabama and then-No. 2 Clemson.
The Wildcats (5-1, 3-1) were trying to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1950.
The Aggies’ defense smothered Benny Snell (13 carries for 60 yards), and was opportunistic in the fourth quarter and overtime.
The Wildcats are sure to drop at least a few spots following the loss, while the Aggies might re-enter the polls following a brief appearance in mid-September at No. 22.
- Kentucky: Hosts Vanderbilt on Oct. 20.
- Texas A&M: At South Carolina next Saturday.
Baylor 37, Kansas State 34
WACO (AP) — A rough day for Baylor kicker Connor Martin ended with a game-winning field goal.
Martin missed three field goal attempts and an extra point, but his third made field goal was a 29-yarder with eight seconds left Saturday to give the Bears a 37-34 win over Kansas State.
“I felt like I owed everybody,” Martin said. “My job as a specialist is to help bail out the offense when they’re not able to get things going. I feel like our offense and defense bailed me out. I left a lot of points on the field, so I really wanted it for them. I was like I’ve got to make it for these guys because they saved my butt all day.”
After Kansas State tied the game at 34 on Skylar Thompson’s 28-yard touchdown pass to Dalvin Warmack with 4:26 left, quarterback Charlie Brewer set up the Bears (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) for the game-winning kick by driving them 76 yards on 11 plays.
“As a quarterback in this offense, you like that situation, to have a chance to go seal the deal there at the end,” said Brewer, who completed 30 of 44 passes for 296 yards with a touchdown and interception. “Which we were able to do.”
Jalen Hurd had 11 catches for 135 yards, and the former Tennessee running back also ran for 56 yards and a touchdown for the Bears, who last year won only once in coach Matt Rhule’s first season. Trestan Ebner ran for 100 yards.
Alex Barnes ran 22 times for 250 yards and three touchdowns for Kansas State (2-4, 0-3).
McNeese State 24, Abilene Christian 21
LAKE CHARLES (AP) — Cyron Sutton had three receptions for 82 yards and added a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown to help McNeese State hold on for a 24-21 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday night.
James Tabary was 16-of-29 passing for 244 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions for McNeese State, which won the 500th game in program history. The Cowboys, ranked No. 10 in the STATS FCS poll, are 500-287-13 all-time.
Tabary hit Kylon Highshaw for a 42-yard gain to made it first-and-goal from the 1 and two plays later David Hamm’s 1-yard TD run gave McNeese (5-1, 4-0 Southland Conference) a three-point lead midway through the third quarter and Sutton’s pick-6 made it 24-14 with 4:50 to play.
ACU answered with an eight-play, 75-yard drive to time its deficit to three points with 2:02 remaining. Luke Anthony hit Kobe Clark for a 22-yard gain on fourth-and-10, had a 3-yard run on third-and-1 and then hit Torin Justice for a 36-yard reception to the 5. On the next play, Anthony connected with Justice for the score.
McNeese State recovered the ensuing on kickoff and, after the Cowboys went three-and-out, Alex Kjellsten’s 38-yard punt was downed at the 1 before Chris Livings sacked Anthony to seal it.
Anthony completed 43 of 61 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns for Abilene Christian (2-4, 1-3).
Sam Houston State 54, Stephen F. Austin 21
HOUSTON (AP) — Ty Brock had a hand in four touchdowns on Saturday as he threw for two, ran for another and caught a touchdown pass as Sam Houston State thundered past Stephen F. Austin 54-21 in the 93rd version of the Battle of the Piney Woods.
Sam Houston State (3-2, 2-1 Southland) won its eighth straight against Stephen F. Austin.
Brock threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 46 yards and another score in the first three quarters. Mike Dare and Eric Schmid came in in the fourth quarter and each threw for a touchdown.
The Bearkats opened a two-touchdown lead when Brock lateraled to Schmid who then threw to Brock sneaking around the right side. Brock followed a wall of blockers into the end zone from the 32 for a 28-14 lead with 10:15 left in the first half.
The Bearkats (3-2, 2-1) broke open the game with 23 unanswered points in the second quarter to lead 44-14 at the break.
Tamrick Pace hauled in two touchdowns for SFA (1-4, 1-3).
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