Isaiah Spiller rushed for a season-best 168 yards and one touchdown and Devon Achane matched his season high of 124 yards on the ground with two scores as No. 21 Texas A&M notched a 35-14 win over Missouri on Saturday afternoon in SEC play at Columbia, Mo.
Zach Calzada completed 13 of 25 passes for 148 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for the Aggies (5-2, 2-2 SEC). Ainias Smith caught two touchdown passes while Spiller notched his fourth 100-yard outing of the season and 14th of his career.
Conner Bazelak completed 29 of 43 passes for 230 yards and two interceptions for the Tigers (3-4, 0-3). Star back Tyler Badie rushed for 68 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries and caught seven passes for 53 yards. The touchdown was Badie’s 13th (nine rushing, four receiving) of the season.
The Aggies accumulated 283 rushing yards while outgaining Missouri 431-328.
Coming off last weekend’s epic upset of then-No. 1 Alabama, Texas A&M started fast with a 21-point first quarter.
The Aggies first got on the board when Smith caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Calzada with 11:25 left in the first quarter.
Spiller made it 14-0 when he broke into the clear up the middle on a 48-yard touchdown dash with 7:55 left in the stanza.
The Aggies increased the advantage to 21 when Achane scored on a 20-yard run with 2:43 left in the quarter.
Missouri got on the board when Badie scored on a 32-yard run down the left side with 8:09 left in the half.
Calzada and Smith teamed up again — this time from 11 yards — as the Aggies boosted their lead to 28-7 with 4:45 remaining in the half.
The Tigers put together a stellar drive in the third quarter when they navigated 97 yards in 14 plays. Dominic Lovett finished off the drive with a 7-yard run with 8:12 left in the period.
Nearly six minutes later, Achane scored from the 1 to make it 35-14 with 2:33 left in the quarter.
Seth Small, who booted the game-winning 28-yard field goal against Alabama, was short on both his attempts — from 54 and 46 yards.
–Field Level Media