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Old 09-10-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Knight throws for 3 TDs in No. 20 Texas A&M 67-0 win

Trevor Knight threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 20 Texas A&M to a 67-0 rout of Prairie View A&M on Saturday.

Knight finished 21 of 37 and threw touchdowns of 8 yards to Speedy Noil and 34 and 64 yards to Christian Kirk in the second quarter as the Aggies (2-0) built a 38-0 halftime lead. Knight also rushed for a game-high 78 yards on seven carries in just over one half of play.

The Aggies extended its home non-conference win streak to 23 games. Texas A&M outgained the Panthers 672-205 in earning its largest shutout since defeating Missouri 73-0 on Sept. 18, 1993.

Texas A&M managed a 22-yard field goal in the first 10 minutes before busting the game open over the final 18 minutes of the half.

Keith Ford, who had two touchdowns, had an 11-yard scoring run with three minutes left in the opening quarter before Knight tight-roped the sideline for the final 5 yards of a 32-yard TD scamper to end the first.

Prairie View (1-1), which plays in the FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference, had a 38-yard field goal blocked and missed a 42-yard field goal in the first half.

Trey Green threw for 160 yards on 13 of 39 passing, but the Aggies' defense had pressure on Green throughout the game.

TAKEAWAY

TEXAS A&M: The Aggies played well in every facet of the game ahead of their SEC opener. The first-team offense was balanced, while the defense kept pressure on Prairie View throughout. The lone miscue was a Knight interception in the end zone to end a drive in the second quarter.

BY THE NUMBERS:

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M: Demarquo LaStrappe caught six passes for 88 yards. The Panthers totaled 32 rushing yards led by Dawonya Tucker's 28 yards.

TEXAS A&M: Kirk had 106 yards receiving on five catches to go with his two touchdowns. The Aggies had 30 first downs. The defense finished with two sacks, including a safety.

UP NEXT:

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M: The Panthers will travel to Alabama A&M Sept. 17.

TEXAS A&M: The Aggies start SEC play with the first of three away from Kyle Field when they go to Auburn Sept. 17.

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AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org



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