Run and Shoot: PSU-A&M: Shootout in San Antone

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PSU-A&M: Shootout in San Antone

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- A&M scored touchdowns 12 seconds apart in the first quarter. Penn State has just answered with two TD's 2:04 apart to tie the game 14-14.

An incredible 30-yard TD catch by Deon Butler cut A&M's lead to 14-7, then after a Michael Goodson fumble, Daryll Clark flew in from 11 yards out to tie it.

Trailing 14-0, PSU started at their own 35 after an A&M punt and ran the same play three times in a row. Rodney Kinlaw took three sweep rights for 33 total years. But for some reason, Penn State decided to try something else for a couple of plays, and all they got out of it was a 4th-and-3 from the 30.

The Nits rolled the dice, as Anthony Morelli drop back and lofted a pass towards the end zone. A&M CB Arkeith Brown had good coverage on Butler and was even hand-fighting him all the way down the field. But Butler slipped towards the middle of the field, dove, and made a spectacular catch.

Like seemingly every big play in college football, we had to wait several minutes for the replay official to confirm it, and it was finally 14-7.

Penn State's defense then really took charge. After a short gain, Tyrell Sales sacked Stephen McGee for an 8-yard loss, and DE Maurice Evans chased down Mike Goodson on a short pass and stripped him of the ball. On the first play after the turnover, Clark busted up the middle and vaulted into the end zone.

First quarter numbers were very even -- Penn Sttae had 65 rushing yards and 24 passing for 89 total, while A&M had 62 rushing and 34 passing for 96 total.

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