By Tyler Alley
Texas A&M leads Baylor 24-14 at halftime.
The Baylor defense has allowed 199 yards passing and three touchdowns by Aggie senior quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Poor tackling and secondary play has lead to some big gains for Texas A&M.
Junior quarterback Robert Griffin III has already put up big numbers, with 233 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Texas A&M looked to score on its first offensive drive before junior defensive tackle Nick Johnson batted a pass before it was intercepted by sophomore defensive end Tevin Elliott on the Baylor 27-yard line.
Baylor’s offense responded to the big defensive play with a 12-play, 73-yard drive capped off by a Griffin 6-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Kendall Wright to put the Bears up 7-0.
Baylor defense came up big again on the next drive, holding the Aggie offense to a 35-yard field goal.
In the second quarter, the coverage broke down allowing Tannehill to find junior receiver Ryan Swope for the 68-yard touchdown.
Griffin and company reclaimed the lead on the first play of the drive with a 77-yard touchdown pass to junior receiver Terrance Williams.
It did not take long for the Aggies to reassert themselves. Tannehill lead the offense on a 5 play, 73 yard drive capped off with a shovel pass to junior running back Christine Michael for the 7-yard touchdown.
Texas A&M’s defense has held the Baylor running game in check, allowing only 42 rushing yards.