ARLINGTON, Texas (arkansasrazorbacks.com)
– Arkansas football fell to No. 6 Texas A&M, 35-28, Saturday evening in AT&T Stadium.
The Aggies opened the game with a score, but the Razorbacks quickly retaliated on their next drive. Arkansas marched down the field until junior quarterback Brandon Allen handed the ball to junior running back Jonathan Williams who punched in a score from nine yards out.
Following Arkansas' first score, the Razorback defense returned to the field with vengeance. The Razorbacks allowed the Aggies to their own 13 before sophomore defense tackle Darius Philon tackled TAMU's Trey Williams for a three-yard loss. The Razorbacks forced Texas A&M to a three-and-out at its own 10-yard line.
The teams then traded drives until sophomore running back Alex Collins broke free from the line of scrimmage for a 50-yard scamper into the end zone, putting the Razorbacks ahead of the Aggies, 14-7.
The Aggies made one final trip the end zone in the second frame before Arkansas took control of the ball at its own 22. Allen and the Razorbacks inched their way down the field to the 49-yard line where Arkansas deployed its punting squad on a fourth down. Senior punter Sam Irwin-Hill grabbed the snap and instead of punting he stunned the Aggies with a 51-yard rush into their own end zone, his first career touchdown. Arkansas closed the first half leading Texas A&M, 21-14.
To start the second half, the Razorback defense produced a fourth-down stop to give Arkansas possession. Allen found senior tight end AJ Derby downfield, tossing a 44-yard score to widen the Razorbacks' lead to 28-14.
Texas A&M produced two more scores to tie the game, 28-28, and push the game into overtime.
In overtime, the Aggies snagged the final score and topped Arkansas, 35-28.
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