Spiller leads No. 10 Texas A&M over Vanderbilt 17-12

Texas A&M running back Isaiah Spiller (28) rushes for a first down against Vanderbilt during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 17-12. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By KRISTIE RIEKEN

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Isaiah Spiller had 117 yards rushing, Ainias Smith ran for a touchdown and No. 10 Texas A&M overcame three turnovers in a mistake-filled game to beat Vanderbilt 17-12 on Saturday night in the season-opener for both teams. Spiller had just five yards rushing in the first half before getting going after halftime. Smith added 51 yards rushing after switching from receiver to running back this season to steady the offense on a night when Kellen Mond fumbled twice, losing one.