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Instant Analysis: Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38

Posted on: October 1, 2011 3:43 pm
Edited on: October 1, 2011 4:25 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

ARLINGTON, Texas --  At halftime of the Southwest Classic, Arkansas' athletic director and president exchanged commemorative footballs with their Texas A&M counterparts. It was symbolic and fitting, as the two former Southwest Conference rivals were playing their final non-conference game of the series.

A&M's move to the SEC was the predominant theme of the game coming into Saturday afternoon's game at Cowboys Stadium, with the exchange of footballs showing just how close the two schools will become in 2012. On the field, both teams did the same and showed how close they were in 2011. And how far they were from contenting for a conference title - Big 12 or SEC.

Texas A&M raced out to a 404-yard, 35 point first half led by Christine Michael's three touchdown runs, much like they did last week against Oklahoma State. And just as they did last week, when they blew a 17 point lead at halftime, the Aggies did it again. Only this time it was 18 points as they came up short of beating an SEC team for first time since 1995, losing to Arkansas 42-38. The Aggies have lost 6 straight to SEC teams.

Quarterback Tyler Wilson took a shot from an Aggie defender after nearly every play but turned in a gutsy, school record setting performance, throwing for 510 yards and three touchdowns to go with a crucial two-point conversion to tie the game late. It's hard to be more sore after playing Alabama's defense but he will have to hit the ice bath immediately upon arriving back in Fayetteville. His counterpart Ryan Tannehill, meanwhile, was barely touched on the evening by an Arkansas defense that was missing several starters on the defensive line and secondary.

Make no bones about it, Texas A&M collapsed - again - and there's no excuse for this one. As their first unofficial, official SEC conference game, they were embarrassed. As the sign on the jumbotron said after Arkansas took the lead for the final time, 'Welcome to the SEC.'

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 11:21 pm
 

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 8:33 am
 

Instant Analysis: Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38

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Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: October 1, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Instant Analysis: Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38

Only goes to shows that A&M still can't play with the big boys. Like I've said before, they will be a second rate team in a first place conferance, just like they were in the Big 12. We will see how they finish in the Big 12 after having to play every team this year, if not good they will blame the Longhorn Network.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: October 1, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Instant Analysis: Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38

Hey man it's only a game!what would you have said if A&M won,you should enjoy the game and not be a bragger.



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Instant Analysis: Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38

Hey, A&M finished got a SECond place in this game.  Good for you (G)ay & M!  There are not losers, just those who compete and get a trophy.  I hope you enjoy your future.  The Pigs own you!


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