Texas A&M knocks No. 13 Kentucky from the ranks of the unbeaten in OT
Kentucky’s 1950 team will remain the most recent to start a season 6-0.
Texas A&M beat the No. 13 Wildcats in overtime on Saturday 20-14. Kentucky started overtime with the ball but quarterback Terry Wilson took a sack on third-and-2. That set up a 43-yard field-goal attempt that hit the cross bar and fell harmlessly into the end zone.
A&M calmly ran the ball toward the end zone and Trayveon Williams got the game-winning score from 10 yards out.
Kentucky scored the game-tying touchdown with 4:17 left in regulation when Darius West picked up a Kellen Mond fumbled and ran 40 yards for a touchdown.
Kentucky didn’t run an offensive play in Texas A&M’s part of the field until overtime. Making it to overtime was quite the achievement. The Wildcats’ lone offensive score came on a first-half touchdown from Terry Wilson to Lynn Bowden Jr. that went 54 yards.
It was a punt fest
As you can imagine by the score and that previous Kentucky statistic, there were a lot of punts. The two teams combined for 15 punts, though Kentucky had the lion’s share with 10. And a big reason why Kentucky had so much trouble getting to Georgia’s side of the field was because of Texas A&M punter Braden Mann. He averaged nearly 60 yards a kick and booted an 82-yarder.
Benny Snell held in check
The Heisman campaign for Kentucky running back Benny Snell is on a temporary hold. Snell has been the motor for Kentucky’s offense this season and he had just 13 carries for 60 yards against the Aggies. He wasn’t a factor in the passing game either with just four catches for 18 yards.
At 5-1 overall and now 3-1 in the SEC, the Wildcats’ SEC East hopes aren’t dead just yet. There’s still a pivotal game against Georgia remaining. But Kentucky’s margin for error is now gone. One more loss means Kentucky would have to beat Georgia and hope the Bulldogs lose somewhere else the rest of the season.
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