Saturday night’s Texas A&M vs Arkansas game featured one of the better matchups of the week.
Saturday night’s matchup between Texas A&M and Arkansas was one of the most underrated of Week 4, especially seeing as both teams have had a meteoric rise in the rankings. Neither started in the Top 25, but the Razorbacks have jumped to No. 17 in the polls after a win over TCU and Texas A&M jumped to No. 10.
The SEC foes were battling it out on Saturday for early bragging rights and both fought it out in down-to-the-wire fashion.
Arkansas got out to a quick start, striking in the first three minutes of the game to take a 7-0 lead before Trevor Knight and the Aggies stormed back. Knight, an Oklahoma transfer, has been impressive on the ground this season, rushing for two long touchdowns in the first half.
To no one’s surprise, the game was deadlocked at 17 heading into the halftime locker room. The game looked to be on track to be a classic as both teams were evenly matched and the score stayed tied until the final two minutes of the third quarter.
The Aggies scored on a 92-yard touchdown pass from Knight to senior receiver Josh Reynolds and then added two more touchdowns to take a convincing 38-17 lead in the fourth.
After that, it was mostly all Aggies as No. 10 Texas A&M took down No. 17 Arkansas to the tune of 45-24.
1. Trayveon Williams: The freshman running back is breaking out as a true star, rushing 12 times for 153 yards and two scores. He now averages 9.7 yards per carry on the season.
2. Trevor Knight: Knight’s completion percentage wasn’t overly impressive, but he did pass for 225 yards and two scores with no picks. His legs did most of the work as he racked up 157 yards and two touchdowns on the ground — a game-high.
3. Austin Allen: You have to give it up for the losing quarterback who shined despite his team’s poor play, overall, in the second half. He finished 28-of-42 with 371 yards and two touchdowns for the Razorbacks.
Arkansas has a nice ‘bye week’ at home in Week 5 with Alcorn State coming to town. That should be a nice prep game for SEC regular season action. Texas A&M, on the other hand, will travel to South Carolina for another tough conference matchup.