Texas A&M outlasts No. 13 Kentucky 20-14 in OT

Jimbo Fisher has his initial signature feat during Texas AM. It took a small additional time to acquire it.

Trayveon Williams disfigured into a finish section on a 10-yard run in overtime to give a Aggies a furious 20-14 feat over No. 13 Kentucky on Saturday night.

Kentucky’s Miles Butler missed a 43-yard margin idea to start a additional period, a round bouncing behind off a crossbar, and a Aggies capitalized with Williams’ touchdown run 4 plays after to palm a Wildcats their initial detriment of a season.

“Heck of a football game,” pronounced Fisher, a former Florida State manager in his initial year with a Aggies. “We only kept personification and going on to a subsequent play. And a invulnerability was outstanding.”

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The Aggies incited in one of their tip plays of a night when defensive finish Kingsley Keke sacked quarterback Terry Wilson on third-and-2 in overtime for a detriment of 8 yards. That combined a field-goal try that was only out of Butler’s reach.

“The pouch was outrageous in a game,” Fisher said. “Another yard (closer), and a margin idea would have been good.”

The waves seemed to spin in a Wildcats’ preference early in a fourth quarter, when Kellen Mond’s pass dictated for Hezekiah Jones popped off Jones’ hands and into a watchful arms of reserve Darius West, who returned a round 19 yards to a Kentucky 49. The expostulate finished in a punt, however, and a 43-yard punt lapse by Roshauud Paul to a Kentucky 48-yard line with 11:07 left in a game.

Mond attempted throwing underneath to Camron Buckley. The round glanced off of Buckley’s hands and right into those of parsimonious finish Jace Sternberger, who scooted 46 yards adult a center for a touchdown and a 14-7 lead for a Aggies.

Texas AM (4-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) seemed to be in control and was perplexing to empty a time when Mond fumbled. West was in a right place again, scooping adult a round and returning it 40 yards for a touchdown to tie it during 14 with 4:17 remaining though a diversion went to OT.

The Wildcats (5-1, 3-1) were perplexing to urge to 6-0 for a initial time given 1950, though their offense was hold mostly in check. In an oddity, a Wildcats didn’t have an descent snap in Texas AM domain until overtime. Wilson’s large play was a 54-yard touchdown pass to Lynn Bowden Jr. and a other measure came on a West fail return.

“I wish we could have finished it off and gotten that victory, though we am unapproachable of a team,” Kentucky manager Mark Stoops said.

The Aggies snapped a six-game losing strain to Associated Press Top 25 opponents, including waste this deteriorate to top-ranked Alabama and then-No. 2 Clemson.

“It was a large win for a Jimbo era, and a large win for us this season,” Williams said.

The Aggies were personification their sole home diversion in October, before attack a highway for 3 uninterrupted SEC games.

“This is another step forward, though we’re never satisfied,” Mond said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas AM: The Aggies’ invulnerability smothered Benny Snell (13 carries for 60 yards), and was opportunistic in a fourth entertain and overtime. Snell entered a diversion heading a SEC with 133 rushing yards per game.

Kentucky: A bewitched deteriorate took a strike for a Wildcats, though Kentucky could stay in a brew in a SEC East — with a Nov. 3 home diversion opposite Georgia carrying outrageous ramifications.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Wildcats are certain to dump during slightest a few spots following a loss, while a Aggies competence re-enter a polls following a brief coming in mid-September during No. 22.

KEY NUMBERS

The Wildcats were hold to 178 sum yards and 70 rushing yards, simply their lowest totals of a season. Texas AM’s Trayveon Williams outgained Kentucky by himself, with 210 all-purpose yards (138 rushing, 72 receiving).

HE SAID IT

“We honour ourselves on interlude a run, and that’s what we’re going to do from now on, each game.” — Texas AM linebacker Tyrel Dodson.

MIGHTY MANN

Braden Mann’s punt of 82 yards in a second entertain was a Aggies’ longest given Bobby Goff’s foot of 86 yards in 1944, and third longest in module history. Mann’s punt also was a longest in Football Bowl Subdivision movement so distant this season.

UP NEXT

Kentucky: Hosts Vanderbilt on Oct. 20.

Texas AM: At South Carolina subsequent Saturday.

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