TEXAS A&M 50, ARKANSAS 43 (OT):

Bielema: Way Hogs lose to Aggies ‘unbelievable’

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, left, waits for players to leave the field following a 50-43 overtime loss to Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.
Photo by Benjamin Krain
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, left, waits for players to leave the field following a 50-43 overtime loss to Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

Arkansas turned in a new script for the Southwest Classic, but another overtime against Texas A&M led to the same bitter ending.

Game sketch

STARS Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk had a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown, 2 touchdown catches and 246 all-purpose yards. Kellen Mond passed for 216 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 109 yards for the Aggies.

TURNING POINT The game was decided on the final play in overtime, Texas A&M safety Armani Watts’ diving interception in the end zone on third down.

KEY STATS Texas A&M went 2 of 2 on fourth-down conversions, outgained the Hogs 501-457 in total offense and had 4 plays of 44 yards or longer.

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