COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team managed only seven points dropping a 48-7 decision to Texas A&M Saturday night at Kyle Field.
"We have to take our hats off to Texas A&M," said head coach J.C. Harper. "They are a fine football team. I thought they came out tonight well prepared and focused. Their defense hits hard and plays well together, and their offense is one of the tops in the country."
A 30-yard completion to junior Brandon Scott put SFA into Texas A&M territory with just under five minutes remaining in the opening quarter, but the drive stalled and the `Jacks had to punt the ball away. Texas A&M responded by taking the ball 80 yards on 10 plays to take a 7-0 lead. The Aggies Christine Michael capped the drive with a 15-yard run for the score.
The Aggies closed out the half with a 10-play, 52-yard drive that ended in a Randy Bullock 32-yard field goal. Texas A&M took a 20-7 lead into the locker room.
Texas A&M tacked on seven points early in the third quarter, and then forced a turnover on the ensuing return. The Aggies converted the SFA miscue into seven points, taking the ball 39 yards on seven plays for a touchdown. SFA was unable to answer, and the Aggies closed out the game tacking on two more scores.
Moses became the Southland Conference all-time leader in completions with his ninth completion of the game (857), surpassing Central Arkansas' Nathan Brown. The record-breaking play was a 17-yard completion to Roberson.
Moses completed 19-of-37 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore Gralyn Crawford caught a team-high five passes for 52 yards. Sophomore Romonte Hampton finished the game with 18 yards on 11 carries in his first career start. Preseason All-America selection Jabara Williams recorded a game-high 10 tackles.
The official attendance was 81,287 which was the 27th largest crowd in Texas A&M history, and the largest opening day crowd in program history. It also marked the largest crowd an SFA team has played in front of.