Texas college football recap: Andrew Body throws 2 TD passes in win; Longhorns, Aggies win

Texas Southern quarterback Andrew Body throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rice, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston. (Eric Christian Smith/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Texas Southern quarterback Andrew Body throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rice, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston. (Eric Christian Smith/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Texas Southern 24, Southern 0

ARLINGTON, Texas — Andrew Body threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half as Texas Southern cruised to a 24-0 victory over Southern on Saturday.

Body's 9-yard touchdown pass to AJ Bennett capped a 10-play, 65-yard game-opening drive for Texas Southern (1-2, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). LaDarius Owens added a 1-yard TD run late in the first quarter, and Body threw a 53-yard score to Derek Morton just before halftime.

Body completed 16 of 22 passes for 186 yards. Morton made four catches for 91 yards.

Besean McCray was 18-of-30 passing with three interceptions for Southern (1-2, 0-1). Cedrick Williams, Perry Wells and Charles George Jr. each made an interception.

It was the second straight win for Texas Southern in the series, both at Choctaw Stadium, after the Tigers ended a nine-game losing streak.

Texas 41, UTSA 20

AUSTIN — Bijan Robinson ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Jahdae Barron returned an interception 44 yards for a score in the third quarter and No. 21 Texas beat UTSA 41-20. Texas trailed 17-7 in the second quarter then rallied to tie it by halftime. Robinson’s 78-yard touchdown run gave Texas the lead, and Barron’s interception return put the Longhorns up by 11 to snuff the Roadrunners’ bid for an upset that would have been the biggest win in the history of a rising program that has only been playing football since 2011. Hudson Card got the start at quarterback for Texas (2-1) in place of the injured Quinn Ewers and finished with 161 yards passing and even scampered for a 32-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Texas A&M 17, Miami (Fla.) 9

COLLEGE STATION — Max Johnson threw for 140 yards and a touchdown in his first start for No. 24 Texas A&M and the Aggies beat No. 13 Miami 17-9 on Saturday night. Johnson replaced Haynes King, who coach Jimbo Fisher benched after his subpar performance in Texas A&M’s stunning loss to Appalachian State last week. Miami (2-1) was down by 8 and had to punt after two holding calls stalled a drive with about three minutes left. The Hurricanes got the ball back late, but Brashard Smith dropped a pass on fourth-and-4 with about 30 seconds left to allow the Aggies (2-1) to run out the clock for the victory.

Baylor 42, Texas State 7

WACO, Texas — Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen threw for a touchdown and scored on a fourth-down run as the 17th-ranked Bears beat Texas State 42-7. True freshman Richard Reese ran for 156 yards and three touchdowns for Baylor. Shapen had the game-turning play just before halftime when he faked a handoff to Reese and took off untouched for a 35-yard touchdown. That gave the Bears a 21-7 lead right after the Bobcats had gotten within a score. Texas State is 0-10 against Top 25 teams since becoming an FBS team in 2012.

North Carolina State 27, Texas Tech 14

RALEIGH, N.C. — Aydan White returned one of his two interceptions for an 84-yard touchdown to lead a strong defensive effort that carried No. 16 North Carolina State past Texas Tech 27-14 on Saturday night. Texas Tech came in as the Bowl Subdivision's top passing offense. But N.C. State's veteran defense frequently harassed quarterback Donovan Smith and shut down any ground game the Red Raiders tried to muster. Demie Sumo-Karngbaye scored two touchdowns as the Wolfpack improved to 3-0. Smith ran and threw for scores to lead the Red Raiders, who were off to a 2-0 start under first-year coach Joey McGuire.

Kansas 48, Houston 30

HOUSTON — Jalon Daniels threw for 158 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 123 yards and two scores as Kansas improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009 with a 48-30 win over Houston. Daniels finished 14 of 23 and threw touchdown passes of 5, 60 and 8 yards and had touchdown runs of 12 and 9 yards. He found 11 different receivers and threw touchdown passes to Torry Locklin, Jared Casey and Luke Grimm.

Missouri 34, Abilene Christian 17

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Luther Burden III raced 78 yards on a punt return for a score and Missouri defeated Abilene Christian 34-17. Quarterback Brady Cook and Dominic Lovett connected on a 79-yard touchdown pass in the first half that helped Missouri build a 17-3 halftime lead. Lovett posted career highs with seven catches for 132 yards and two scores. The Wildcats scored their only touchdown thanks to a Missouri turnover. On first down from the Tigers 9-yard line in the third quarter, David Oke stripped the ball from Cook and Alexander Duke recovered the ball in the end zone, pulling the Wildcats within 24-10.

UNLV 58, North Texas 27

LAS VEGAS — Doug Brumfield accounted for four touchdowns, Aidan Robbins rushed for 227 yards and three scores and UNLV defeated North Texas 58-27. Brumfield was 21-of-27 passing for 211 yards and two scores and he rushed for 100 yards including two more scores for UNLV. Robbins a graduate transfer from Louisville, has seven touchdowns — six rushing — through three games. His 227 yards Saturday ranks eighth in UNLV single-game history. The Rebels had 365 yards rushing and outgained the Mean Green 576-467. Austin Aune was 17-of-29 passing for 305 yards, two scores and two interceptions for the Mean Green.

Maryland 34, SMU 27

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Taulia Tagovailoa threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Corey Dyches with 7:30 remaining, and Maryland held on for a 34-27 victory over SMU. Roman Hemby ran for 151 yards and a touchdown for the Terrapins, who overcame 15 penalties to win this matchup of flawed-but-unbeaten teams. The Mustangs had three of the game’s five turnovers, and they lost the ball on downs at the Maryland 9 when Tanner Mordecai’s fourth-down pass to the end zone sailed high with 2:31 remaining. SMU got the ball back one more time but turned it over on downs again near midfield with 46 seconds left.

Rice 33, Louisiana-Lafayette 21

HOUSTON — TJ McMahon threw for 303 yards with three touchdown passes to lead Rice over Louisiana-Lafayette 33-21 in a Conference USA opener. McMahon, who threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Luke McCaffrey late in the second quarter, hit Bradley Rozner for a 12-yard score early in the third. McCaffrey added a 6-yard TD pass to McCaffrey in the fourth quarter. Louisiana-Lafayette (2-1, 0-1) built a 14-13 halftime lead behind Caleb Anderson’s pick-6 and Chandler Fields’ 11-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Williams. Chris Smith broke loose for a 22-yard touchdown to pull the Ragin’ Cajuns to 27-21 with 9:17 left.

Sam Houston 27, Texas A&M-Commerce 17

HUNTSVILLE — Zach Hrbacek rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown, backup quarterback Keegan Shoemaker led a second-half comeback and Sam Houston beat Texas A&M-Commerce 27-17. Sam Houston starting quarterback Jordan Yates threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown as Texas A&M-Commerce pulled within 10-7 in the third quarter. Sam Houston opted for Shoemaker on the next drive and he responded by leading three scoring drives. Cody Chrest made a one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone to stretch the Sam Houston lead to 17-7. After TAMUC trimmed it to 17-10, Chris Hicks returned the ensuing kickoff 46 yards and Hrbacek scored five plays later.

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