Number 23 Texas A&M No. 10 won 23-21 Arkansas On Saturday night, the Razorbacks’ Kamim Little’s 42-yard field goal attempt with 1:30 left hung in the balance. Then, in a cruel twist of fate for the second base, the football bounced off the top of the right goal post, shot through the air, and landed in the end zone.

From there, the Aggies ran out the clock for a win in their SEC opener. It was one of two gut-wrenching plays that cost the Razorbacks dearly in an SEC West showdown that went down to the wire. While Arkansas outgained Texas A&M 415-343 in total, it scored just once over its final eight possessions after taking a 14-0 lead. Meanwhile, Texas A&M created enough offense that Devon Achane rushed for 159 yards and 19 yards to record its second straight win after a shocking home loss. Appalachian State In the 2nd week.

If not for another strange play late in the first half, Little’s late field goal might not have been needed. When he nearly took a two-possession lead with 3:31 left in the second quarter, he crashed and took the momentum to the Aggies. Facing first-and-goal from the 3-yard line, quarterback KJ Jefferson tried to jump over a pile of defenders as the football broke free and into the hands of Texas A&M’s Tyreek Chappell, who scampered 15 yards.

Then, just as the forward’s momentum stalled and the play seemed dead, Chappell gave the ball to Demany Richardson, who ran it 83 yards for a spectacular touchdown. Although the Aggies fumbled the extra point attempt, a wild turnover and the result could have been a 13-point swing in one game.

Combined, a rare field goal and a 98-yard fumble return made the difference for No. 2 Texas A&M. Alabama He has major division-title chances in next week’s highly-anticipated game.

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