Aggies' big win costs them leading rusher

Texas A&M had plenty of positives to take away from a 45-27 win over Texas Tech on Saturday, most notably the huge day from Ryan Tannehill, who took over for Jerrod Johnson as the Aggies' starting quarterback.

Saturday's win also came with a huge cost. Running back Christine Michael, the team's leading rusher and one of the league's best backs, will miss the remainder of the season after he broke his right tibia in the third quarter.

Backup Cyrus Gray, who split carries almost evenly last season and has been given plenty chances this year, played well in Michael's absence. He will have to do the same for the rest of the season, as Texas A&M needs one more win to become eligible for a bowl game.

Gray carried the ball 16 times for 102 yards and a pair of third-quarter touchdowns, including a 54-yarder down the left sideline.

Tannehill completed 36 of 50 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns, helping receiver Jeff Fuller have another huge day with 11 catches for 171 yards and a pair of touchdowns.