Clemons’ scoop-and-score seals Texas A&M’s win over Auburn


Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) is sacked by Texas A&M defensive back Demani Richardson (26) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 20-3. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Micheal Clemons scored the game’s only touchdown on a 24-yard fumble return early in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Texas A&M beat No. 12 Auburn 20-3.

Clemons’ scoop-and-score came after defensive tackle Jayden Peevy poked the ball away from scrambling Auburn quarterback Bo Nix.

The 6-foot-5 Clemons picked up the ball and sprinted to the end zone. Zach Calzada finished 15 of 29 for 192 yards for Texas A&M, shaking off an apparent injury to his non-throwing shoulder in the third quarter.

The Aggies survived a defensive battle between the two highest-ranked two-loss teams in the country. Auburn had its four-game winning streak in College Station snapped.

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