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Aggies skin Razorbacks in Dallas thriller

Aggies QB Kellen Mond breaks away against the Razorbacks

The Aggies of Texas A&M made it a seventh straight victory against the Arkansas Razorbacks 24-17 at AT&T Stadium in
Dallas.

While the score was tight throughout the game, the Aggies were off to a fast start in Arlington.

Jashaun Corbin kicked the game off with a 100-yard return, the first for Texas A&M since 1994. Add in a 153 rushing yard performance from running back Trayveon Williams and it was a recipe for success. However, there was more drama towards the end of the game.

Kellen Mond started off well but had two interceptions which allowed the Razorbacks to stay in the game. While a win is a win, the game was inconsistent for Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies. The game started off well, then became a bit edgy, then finished in thrilling fashion. Williams scored the final touchdown for A&M and it proved to be the finishing blow against the Razorbacks.

Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey threw a pass that was intercepted by Aggies safety Donovan Wilson and that sealed the game for A&M. It turned out to be a great victory. In fact, since joining the SEC back in 2012, the Aggies have beaten Arkansas seven times in a row.

While Mond was 17 of 26 passing for 201 yards, it is the first game this season where he didn’t account for a touchdown. As a matter of fact, both interceptions occurred prior to halftime. Safety Donovan Wilson had a consistent game after being ejected the previous two games from targeting calls. Consistency is something the Aggies are improving on every week.

As the Aggies wait for Daniel LaCamera to recover from injury, Jimbo sent out true freshman kicker Seth Small and it was a good start. In fact, Small converted his first six attempts, including a 30-yarder at the beginning of the game on Saturday. However, his following two kicks were as follows: a 36-yard attempt went wide left and then a 33-yard attempt that struck the right upright in the fourth quarter.

While not a pretty victory, overall it was a strong and focused effort to finish the game off and secure the victory. The Aggies are now 3-2, with an SEC victory under their belt. Next up, No. 17 Kentucky at Kyle Field on Saturday night. Following that game, Texas A&M will head on the road for three straight games.

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Eric Magana
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