COLLEGE STATION, Texas — – Conner Weigman threw for 337 yards and a landing and ran for an additional rating in lower than three quarters to guide Texas A&M to a 47-3 rout of Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
Texas A&M (2-1) simply dealt with Louisiana-Monroe (2-1), which performs within the Solar Belt Convention, to bounce again after dropping out of the highest 25 following a 48-33 loss at Miami final week.
Each of Weigman’s touchdowns got here within the first half as A&M constructed a 27-3 lead after the kickoff was delayed by an hour attributable to lightning within the space.
The Aggies added a 34-yard area purpose on their first drive of the third quarter to make it 30-3.
A 21-yard scoring run by Rueben Owens prolonged the result in 37-3 with about six minutes left within the third quarter. The Aggies bought a cease on protection and backup Max Johnson took over for Weigman with about 5 minutes left within the quarter.
Jiya Wright threw for 95 yards and ran for 34 for the Warhawks, who entered the sport having received their first two video games for the primary time since 2018.
The Aggies piled up 557 yards of offense, whereas holding Louisiana-Monroe to only 222. The Warhawks did not convert a 3rd down till late till the fourth quarter and completed 1 of 12.
Texas A&M bought a 30-yard area purpose on its first drive. The Aggies made it 10-0 when Weigman related with Walker on a 12-yard landing cross with about 2 ½ minutes left within the first quarter.
The Warhawks put collectively a very good drive after that, attending to the 6-yard line. However an incomplete cross by Wright on third down pressured them to accept a brief area purpose that lower the result in 10-3.
Weigman prolonged the result in 17-3 when he scampered 19 yards for a TD with about 9 ½ minutes left within the first half.
Texas A&M added one other area purpose after that earlier than a 4-yard landing run by Amari Daniels made it 27-3 with lower than a minute till halftime.
Johnson threw a 13-yard landing cross to Raymond Cottrell to depart the Aggies up 44-3 with about 11 minutes remaining.
Randy Bond’s fourth area purpose was from 52 yards to make it 47-3 with seven minutes left.
The Aggies appeared good in opposition to a lesser opponent however can have far more of a problem subsequent week after they start SEC play with a go to from Auburn.
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Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher performed quarterback for Louisiana-Monroe coach Terry Bowden at Samford and was an assistant on his workers for greater than a decade at Samford and Auburn.
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who received the Heisman Trophy in 2012, attended Saturday’s sport. Manziel acquired a loud ovation when he was launched and proven on the large screens simply earlier than the beginning of the third quarter.
Louisiana-Monroe: Is off subsequent Saturday earlier than internet hosting Appalachian State on Sept. 30.
Texas A&M: Hosts Auburn subsequent Saturday.