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Texas A&M 24, Notre Dame 3
Posted: Saturday September 29, 2001 08:21 PM ET
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Ticker) -- When Bob Davie left Texas A&M for Notre Dame, he could not have expected this.

Derek Farmer ran for 100 yards and a score as Texas A&M built a comfortable early lead and coasted to a 24-3 victory over the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame is off to an 0-3 start for the first time in its storied history and the blame continues to fall on Davie, who was an assistant at Texas A&M under coach R.C. Slocum before beginning his tenure at Notre Dame.

Davie, an assistant for two seasons in South Bend before being promoted to coach, hoped that a change of quarterbacks would produce better results. But Carlyle Holiday completed just 6-of-13 passes for 73 yards and was sacked three times.

Fellow sophomore Matt LoVecchio, who started the first two games, also played and was 6-of-12 passes for 48 yards.

The Aggies, who improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1997, took control quickly on a 31-yard TD run by Farmer with 10:07 left in the first quarter.

Texas A&M increased the lead to 14-0 on a trick play as quarterback Mark Farris caught a 22-yard TD pss from running back Oschlor Flemming.

Farris completed 14-of-26 passes for 155 yards.

The only scores of the second quarter were field goals of 29 yards by the Aggies' Cody Scates and 47 yards by Notre Dame's Nicholas Setta.

The only score of the second half was a 13-yard return of a blocked punt by the Aggies' Randall Webb.

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