Wyoming Dropped By Texas A&M 51-3

Sept. 9, 2000

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AP Sports Writer

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Mark Farris hooked up with Robert Ferguson ona 93-yard touchdown pass - the second longest in Texas A&M history - as theAggies beat Wyoming 51-3 on Saturday night.

Farris, starting his second game after playing minor league baseball forfive seasons, hit Ferguson across the middle and the receiver raced to the endzone to give the Aggies a 28-3 lead early in the third quarter. Randy McCownthrew a 96-yarder to Chris Taylor last season for the longest TD pass in schoolhistory.

Texas A&M (1-1) has won 25 straight nonconference games at Kyle Field sincea loss to Alabama in 1988. Wyoming dropped to 0-2.

Farris turned the game over to the subs with 6:27 to go in the third quarterfollowing a 1-yard touchdown run by Ja'Mar Toombs, his second of the game.

Farris completed 14 of 21 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns, andFerguson finished with seven catches for 174 yards.

The Aggies took advantage of Wyoming mistakes for a 21-3 halftime lead afterthe Cowboys got the early lead on Aaron Elling's 40-yard field goal.

After Wyoming was penalized for illegally touching the ball on an onsidekick following its field goal, the Aggies took only three plays to score onRichard Whitaker's 23-yard run through a gaping hole on the right side.

Wyoming's Ryan Callahan touched an Aggies' punt and A&M's Dawon Gentryrecovered it at the Cowboys' 5, setting up a 5-yard touchdown by Toombs with14:02 to go in the half.

Farris was 5-of-7 and hit Ferguson with a 7-yard touchdown pass with 43seconds left in the second quarter, completing A&M's 21-point charge intohalftime.

Wyoming quarterback Jay Stoner was 11-of-18 for 69 yards in the first half,but suffered a mild concussion and did not return.