Random this and thats from the Aggies' escape job against Fla. International on Saturday night at Kyle Field.
- The Aggies beat FIU 27-20 despite committing five turnovers. It marks the first time A&M has won while allowing that many turnovers since giving up six turnovers in a 56-14 win over Middle Tennessee State in 1995.
- FIU became the first team to rush for over 100 yards against the Aggies this season with 115 yards on 39 carries, but first-year defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter’s defense still held the Golden Panthers to just 232 total yards on 72 plays (3.2 yards/play). FIU could muster just 117 yards through the air and Panther passer Wes Carroll managed just 14-of-34 passing.
- The Aggie defense also sewed up the game by stonewalling the FIU offense on four plays inside the A&M 8-yard line in the waning minutes.
- SO RB Christine Michael hit the century mark in rushing yards for the third straight game with 119 yards on 21 carries. Michael is the first Aggie to post three straight 100-yard rushing games since 1998 when Danté Hall did it against Kansas (36-177), Nebraska (32-113) and Baylor (17-137).
- SR QB Jerrod Johnson had thrown 93 passes without a pickoff in 2010 and 108 passes dating back to 2009 until FIU’s Ashlyn Parker grabbed the deflected pass. Johnson finished the game with four interceptions, which came on consecutive A&M offensive series.
- JR WR Ryan Tannehill went without a catch for the first time in his career, breaking a streak of 26 straight games with at least one catch. Jeff Fuller and Cyrus Gray both had catches to increase their similar streaks to 23 games and 17, respectively.
- Jerrod Johnson increased his streak of games with at least one passing touchdown to 21 games, which is the nation’s longest.
- Mac Engel