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GALLERY: Football vs. Sam Houston State

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Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) is run out of bounds during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

Football is back in Kyle Field as the Aggies took on the Bearkats in a contest spanning more than six hours.

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  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) jumps to catch the ball after it was snapped too high during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) runs with the ball during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore WR Yulkeith Brown (8) completes a pass from sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore WR Yulkeith Brown (8) completes a pass from sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore WR Yulkeith Brown (8) completes a pass from sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore WR Yulkeith Brown (8) completes a pass from sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sam Houston State TE Jax Sherrard (37) is tackled by sophomore DB Jardin Gilbert (20) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore DB Jardin Gilbert (20) intercepts a ball thrown by Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore DB Jardin Gilbert (20) celebrates after intercepting a ball thrown by Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) looks for an open receiver during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) throws the ball during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) is tackled a during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) leaps to complete a pass thrown by sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) leaps to complete a pass thrown by sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) leaps to complete a pass thrown by sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) fixes his face mask after it was knocked loose after being tackled during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) throws the ball during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) throws the ball during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Freshman DL Shemar Stewart (4) attempts to sack Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sam Houston State TE Jax Sherrard (37) is tackled by senior LB Chris Russel Jr. (24) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sam Houston State TE Jax Sherrard (37) is tackled by senior LB Chris Russel Jr. (24) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) completes a pass from sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) completes a pass from sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sophomore DL Shemar Turner (5) sacks Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore DL Shemar Turner (5) sacks Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore DL Shemar Turner (5) sacks Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore RB Devon Achane (6) stiff arms a Sam Houston State defender during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore RB Devon Achane (6) stiff arms a Sam Houston State defender during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • A young A&M fan watches from the front row with a helmet and a ball during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore RB Devon Achane (6) loses his helmet after being tackled during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore RB Devon Achane (6) jumps over a member of the Sam Hosuton State defense during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Junior PLK Caden Davis (36) kicks off at the start of a drive during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) runs towards the end zone during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) runs towards the end zone during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) is tackled just shy of the end zone during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • The Texas A&M secondary stops a run from Sam Houston State during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Junior PLK Caden Davis (36) kicks an extra point during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) is runs towards the end zone during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) is attempts to break a tackle during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) is tackled during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sam Houston State DB Kameryn Alexander (2) intercepts a pass thrown by sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Freshman WR Evan Stewart runs downfield after completing a pass from sophomore QB Haynes King (13) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) rushes down the field during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) throws a pass to senior WR Ainias Smith (0) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) runs towards the end zone during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Freshman DB Jacoby Mathews (14) celebrates with a teammate after recovering a Sam Houston State fumble during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Freshman DB Jacoby Mathews (14) celebrates with a teammate after recovering a Sam Houston State fumble during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Junior QB Max Johnson (14) throws a pass to his brother freshman TE Jake Johnson (19) during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Junior P Nik Constantinou (95) punts a ball on fourth down during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Graduate DS Connor Choate (12) covers a punted ball as it approaches the “2” yardline during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Graduate DS Connor Choate (12) leapfrogs Sam Houston State Isaiah Downs (4) to cover a punt as it approaches the end zone during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Graduate DS Connor Choate (12) leapfrogs Sam Houston State Isaiah Downs (4) to cover a punt as it approaches the end zone during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Graduate DS Connor Choate (12) leapfrogs Sam Houston State Isaiah Downs (4) to cover a punt as it approaches the end zone during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Graduate DS Connor Choate (12) leapfrogs Sam Houston State Isaiah Downs (4) to cover a punt as it approaches the end zone during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022..

  • Junior DB Antonio Johnson (27) recovers a punted ball at the “2” yard line during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022

  • Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) attempts a pass during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022

  • Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) attempts a pass during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022

  • Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) breaks a tackle during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022

  • Sam Houston State QB Jordan Yates (13) breaks a tackle during the Aggies’ game against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022

  • The Aggies saw ’em off after shutting out the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • The Aggies saw ’em off after shutting out the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore WR Yulkeith Brown (8) celebrates after the Aggies defeated the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Sophomore WR Yulkeith Brown (8) celebrates after the Aggies defeated the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

  • Junior RB Devon Achane (6) cradles the ball as he breaks through Sam Houston’s defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior RB Devon Achane (6) breaks through Sam Houston’s defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior RB Devon Achane (6) gets tackled by Sam Houston’s defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior RB Devon Achane (6) loses his helmet after getting tackled by Sam Houston’s defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior RB Devon Achane (6) on top of Sam Houston’s B.J. Foster (25) at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior WR Noah Smith is tackled by Texas A&M’s defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior WR Noah Smith keeps an eye out for the ball at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sam Houston’s Jadon Cardell (43) kicks the ball downfield at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Freshman WR Chris Marshall (10) gets tackled by Sam Houston’s Isaiah Downes (4) at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sam Houston’s Ife Adeyi (2) avoids getting tackled by the Aggies’ defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sam Houston’s Noah Smith (6) gets tackled by the Aggies’ defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sam Houston’s Noah Smith (6) gets tackled by the Aggies’ defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) throws the ball past Sam Houston’s defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Graduate student DS Connor Choate (12) with the ball at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sopomore OL Aki Ogunbiyi (74) as the ball is snapped for a field goal at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sam Houston’s Noah Smith (6) throws the ball past the Aggies’ defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior QB Max Johnson (14) runs with the ball and looks for a receiver at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior QB Max Johnson (14) runs with the ball at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior QB Max Johnson (14) throws the ball past Sam Houston’s defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Senior WR Jalen Preston (5) gets tackled by Sam Houston’s defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sam Houston’s Jordan Yates (13) winds up to throw the ball to a receiver at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sam Houston’s Jordan Yates (13) avoids being tackled at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) runs with the ball while junior RB Devon Achane (6) defends him at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sophomore WR Yulkeith Brown (8) runs toward the endzone at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sophomore WR Yulkeith Brown (8) runs toward the endzone at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sophomore WR Yulkeith Brown (8) runs toward the endzone at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sam Houston’s redshirt QB Jordan Yates (13) gets tackled by sophomore DL Fadil Diggs (10) and freshman DL Albert Regis (15) at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sophomore QB Haynes King (13) winds up his throw at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022.

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Freshman WR Chris Marshall (10) jumps over Sam Houston’s Quan Williams (38) at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) is tackled at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Junior QB Haynes King throws the ball downfield at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Senior LB Chris Russel Jr. (24) pivots at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Sam Houston’s Jadon Cardell (43) kicks the ball downfield at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) runs through Sam Houston’s defensive line at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
  • Senior WR Ainias Smith (0) scores a touchdown at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022

    Photo by Photo by Cameron Johnson
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