There’s no way anyone didn’t hear about this game. A 7 OT thriller shootout. This past Saturday Texas A&M took on LSU at home, and man was it a GAME. This is the highest scoring game in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). This game also marked the first time the Aggies beat the Tigers since 1995. After the win the Aggie fans stormed the field costing the program $50k in fines. So how did this all happen?
It started out as a regular game at Kyle Field, LSU won the coin toss and chose to receive. Starting the first quarter of the game. At the end of the first quarter the game was tied 7 to 7. The second quarter starts and the Aggies take the lead early. Around 4 minutes in A&M receiver Sternberger receives a 10 yard pass from Quarterback Kellen Mond. With about 2 minutes left in the second quarter Texas A&M kicker Seth Small completes a 33 yard field goal. LSU was unable to get a touchdown but did complete a 47 yard field goal to bring the score to 10-17 at the end of the first half. During the 3rd quarter LSU quarterback Joe Burrow completes a 7 yard pass to Justin Jefferson for a touchdown, for the tie. Later the Aggies had a touchdown run, giving them the lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. 24-17. During the 4th quarter LSU had a fumble return for a touchdown, and a 14 yard touchdown pass. While taking the lead, 31-24. Toward the final seconds of the 4th quarter, the Aggies complete another touchdown pass. Bringing the game into overtime. This is where it gets more interesting.
They didn’t just go into overtime once, or even twice. They went into 7 Overtimes. Which probably gave them the record for the longest college football game. Not only that, but they also scored over half their points during their overtime drives. Texas A&M scored 43 points during the overtimes, and LSU scored 41 points. The game ended 74-72. When one made a field goal, the other countered it with a field goal. The same with touchdowns. Until the 7th OT where LSU put up a field goal and Texas A&M put up a touchdown. Sealing the win for the Aggies.
There are many saying the Refs at the game didn’t call the right flags. Especially when Mond’s knee, which over ruled an interception. Along with Kneeing the ball and the clock running down to zero, and giving them 1 second on the clock. This were important decisions for the game, which ultimately decided who won. SEC coordinator of football officials, Steve Shaw. Publicly said that the refs of the game were in the right on all their calls.
Where are these two teams going now? Currently we do not know which bowl games these two teams will be going to. The bowl games have not been announced yet, but will be announced Sunday.