Friday, January 7, 2011

Texas A&M vs LSU: Updates From the 7th Annual Cotton Bowl

Update: 9:54pm CST - A&M couldn't get the big play they needed and they punt it back to LSU. With 6:59 to go in the third quarter, LSU still has their 35-17 lead.

Update: 9:48am CST - Texas A&M better get something going soon because if they don't the LSU Tigers are going to run away with this game long before the fourth quarter ever comes up. They need a score on this drive.

Update: 9:43pm CST - Sorry this update is late. We're underway in the 2nd half and already LSU has put another score on the board and looks to be running away with this game if A&M can't figure out something quick. It's 35-17 LSU

Update: 9:09pm CST - We've reached halftime and it's been a tremendous game so far here at the 75th annual Cotton Bowl. The LSU Tigers lead the Texas A&M Aggies 28-17 as both teams head for the locker room.

Update: 9:03pm CST - Momentum folks and LSU has it. After a bad pass by A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, resulting in his 2nd interception of the night, the Tigers used that turnover and have extended their lead to 28-17 with 1:16 left in the half.

Update: 8:52pm CST - Just when the Aggies were putting together a drive of their own, Ryan Tannehill is intercepted and the Tigers have the momentum on their side.

Update: 8:40pm CST - LSU takes the kick off and returns it back to their own 32-yard line. They'll have the ball 1st and 10 with 7:35 to go in the 2nd quarter.

Update: 8:39pm CST - Just when you thought LSU was taking control of this game, think twice. Texas A&M scores on a halfback option and they take a 17-14 lead with 7:44 to go 2nd quarter.

Update: 8:28pm CST - Touchdown LSU and with the extra point they take a 14-10 lead over Texas A&M

Update: 8:19pm CST - Here are some first quarter stats for you:

Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill had six complete passes on nine attempts for 60 yards and a touchdown. A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller led the way with two catches for 18 yards. Running back Cyrus Gray had 50 yards on seven carries with a 7.1 yards per carry average.

For LSU, quarterback Jordan Jefferson completed three passes on six attempts for 61 yards with a touchdown as well as an interception.

Update: 8:18pm CST - Texas A&M was stopped on a 3rd and 21 thanks to an incomplete pass. They tried a 52-yard field goal but it went off the right upright. LSU has the ball 1st and 10 at their own 48-yard line

Update: 8:13pm CST - That's the end of the first quarter with Texas A&M leading LSU 10-7. They will begin the 2nd quarter with the ball and a 3rd and 21 from the LSU 35-yard line.

Update: 8:07pm CST - LSU is on the board with a 50-yard touchdown pass. It's 10-7 Texas A&M with 1:48 to go in the first quarter.

Update: 7:54pm CST - Field goal good from Texas A&M after they intercepted LSU deep in A&M territory. The Aggies came to play tonight and they take a 10-0 lead with 5:03 left in the first quarter.

Update: 7:45pm CST - Just when A&M had the momentum forcing a three-and-out on LSU, a running into the kicker penalty gave the Tigers the ball back and they're driving on the Aggies.

Update: 7:37pm CST - What a start to this one. A long kick return from Texas A&M to the LSU 28-yard line and a few plays later the Aggies punched it into the end zone. The Aggies jump out to a quick 7-0 lead. Not sure LSU knows what hit them. The Aggies had their no huddle offense going right off the bat, not allowing the Tigers to get set.

Aggies drive: 5 plays 31 yards

Update: 7:30pm CST - LSU wins the toss and we are ready for the 75th Annual Cotton Bowl. This place is absolutely deafening right now. If you want to know why I love college football over the NFL every day of the week and twice on Sunday, you should be at Cowboys Stadium right now.

Update: 6:47pm CST - We're about 45 minutes from kickoff, both teams still on the field running drills and will probably be here for another 15-20 minutes before heading back to their respective locker rooms.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Arlington, Texas and Cowboys Stadium the sight of the 75th Annual Cotton Bowl.

I'll be bringing you updates from the game all night long as well as sending out updates on Twitter so you can follow me there (@T_Kaufmann).

Both teams are on the field for warmups, LSU is in their road whites with yellow pants and yellow helments while Texas A&M is in their home maroon jerseys with white pants and maroon helmets. We're expecting a crowd of a little under 90,000 for tonight but that's still a solid number for a big game like this between two good teams.

LSU's end zone is on the east side of the stadium while Texas A&M is directly opposite them to the west. The fan sections are to the north and south, LSU to the north and A&M to the south.

We're going to have a great game today so I hope you can hang around and join in on the conversation either here or on Twitter. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the 75th Annual Cotton Bowl

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