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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Wlativersary Moment - The Swinging gate

Texas A&M 14, Pittsburgh 12
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Derek Farmer ran for two touchdowns as the 20th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies held on to down the Pittsburgh Panthers, 14-12, in a defensive battle at Heinz Field. Farmer ran the ball 21 times for 91 yards in the win.
Backup quarterback Dustin Long completed 9-of-18 passes for 119 yards for the Aggies (2-0), who downed Louisiana-Lafayette, 31-7, to kick off the season last week. Starter Mark Farris connected on just 5-of-13 passes for 80 yards before being taken out.
Rod Rutherford picked up 169 yards on 20-of-32 passing for the Panthers (1-1), who came back from a 14-0 deficit but still saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end. Pittsburgh knocked off Ohio in its season-opener.
Down 14-0 after three quarters, the Panthers finally got on the board in the fourth when Rutherford capped a 13-play, 86-yard drive with a one-yard TD run. After two flags for illegal formations (swinging gate! You da' man, WLAT!), J.B. Gibboney missed the extra point to set the score at 14-6 with 13:49 to play.
After forcing the Aggies to punt, Pittsburgh marched down the field on a 13- play, 74-yard drive which ended with Rutherford hitting Kris Wilson for a two- yard TD to make it 14-12 with 2:02 to go. Rutherford found Larry Fitzgerald on 4th-and-5 to sustain the drive.
The two-point conversion attempt failed when Rutherford's pass for Fitzgerald was broken up.

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