Texas A&M beats Arkansas 24-17 in Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium

Posted at 12:43 PM, Sep 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:24-04

Texas A&M beat Arkansas 24-17 to win the Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium Saturday afternoon. 

The Aggies were the home team for the Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium against the Razorbacks. 

The Aggies started off in the best way possible. Jashaun Corbin returned the Razorbacks' kick off 100 yards for six.

Kellen Mond connected with Roshauud Paul for 19 yards later in the first quarter. Paul got all the way down to the one yard line before he was brought down.

Trayveon Williams ran it in for the touchdown to extend the Aggies lead to 14. 

The Razorbacks answered. Cole Kelley came in at quarterback, managed a high snap and bulldozed his way into the end zone. Upon crossing the goal line, he fumbled but was able to fall on top of it and secure the six points.  

Mond threw two interceptions in the first half, but both picks did not turn in to successful drives for Arkansas. 

Seth Small's 30 yard field goal was good, but he missed a 36 yard attempt to end the first half. 

The Aggies went into the locker room at halftime up 17-7. 

The second half was slow until the very end. 

With 8:34 left in the game, Texas A&M started a seven play, 61 yard scoring drive that ended with Trayveon Williams sauntering into the end zone from four yards out. 

Arkansas refused to stop fighting though. 

Ty Storey found Mike Woods streaking into open space for the 29 yard touchdown pass. That score put the Razorbacks back within seven. 

But, the Aggie defense would have the final word. Donovan Wilson intercepted Storey's pass at the A&M 26. 

The game ended with the Aggies in victory formation.

Texas A&M Head Coach Jimbo Fisher was glad the Aggies came out with the win, but he was not pleased with the discipline of his team. 

Fisher said his team did not play intelligent, championship football. 

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