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With Texas A&M, Baylor and Texas leading the way, Lone Star state college football teams open 2022 season with strong starts

Recapping Week 1 of the 2022 NCAA college football season, a slew of Texas programs – led by the sixth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, the 10th-ranked Baylor Bears and the up-and-coming Texas Longhorns – opened with solid starts giving fans plenty to look forward to in the weeks and month ahead.

No. 6 TEXAS A&M Aggies 31, SAM HOUSTON STATE Bearkats 0

After a lengthy delay due to lightning and rain, the sixth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies rolled to an imperfect 31-0 victory over the Sam Houston State Bearkats Saturday afternoon at Kyle Field in College Station.

Although the Aggies never managed to get their running game going, quarterback Haynes King completed 20 of 31 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns despite tossing two interceptions. Senior wide receiver Ainias Smith caught two long scoring strikes, finishing with six catches for 164 yards.

Limiting Sam Houston State to only 198 yards total offense, the Aggie defense notched its first shutout since the third game of the 2021 season, blanking New Mexico, 34-0.

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No. 10 BAYLOR Bears 69, ALBANY Great Danes 10

Living up to the pre-season hype, the 10th-ranked Baylor Bears shredded the Albany Great Danes, 69-10, in the season opener at McLane Stadium in Waco.

With Baylor giving all three quarterbacks playing time, starter Blake Shapen led the way by throwing for 214 yards and two touchdowns while running for another score. While six different Bears scored eight touchdowns, Baylor piled up 573 yards of total offense. In the meantime, the Bear defense limited Albany to only 237 yards of total offense.

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TEXAS Longhorns 52, LOUISIANA-MONROE Warhawks 10

Opening the season with a near-flawless performance, the Texas Longhorns soundly defeated the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, 52-10, in Week 1 of the college football regular season Saturday afternoon at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.

Starting quarterback Quinn Ewers threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, while Heisman Trophy candidate Bijan Robinson led the Longhorns in rushing with 71 yards and a score in limited playing time.

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