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Texas A&M rambles past Vandals

Sat., Sept. 17, 2011, 7:32 p.m.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Cyrus Gray had three touchdowns and 101 yards rushing, Ryan Tannehill threw for 337 yards and two scores in less than three quarters and No. 9 Texas A&M shook off a sloppy start for a 37-7 win over Idaho on Saturday night.

The Aggies had two turnovers in the first quarter, but Idaho didn’t take advantage. Texas A&M had tacked on 27 points before halftime thanks to two touchdowns by Gray to take a comfortable lead and go on to the win.

Gray finished with 101 yards rushing for his ninth straight 100-yard game dating to last season.

Idaho couldn’t do anything offensively for most of the game and had to punt 10 times, converted two of 14 third downs and had nine penalties for 66 yards. The Vandals’ only touchdown came on a 1-yard run on fourth down by Troy Vital on a drive against Texas A&M’s second-string defense late in the fourth quarter.

Idaho quarterback Brian Reader was 17 of 29 for 131 yards.

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