The Texas A&M Aggies dominated the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, winning 58-10 after scoring 51 unanswered points. Arkansas was leading after the first quarter, 10-7, but the Aggies put up 20 points in the second quarter and didn't take their foot off the gas, scoring 31 in the second half.
The A&M defense was shining, particularly Steven Terrell. The senior defensive back picked off Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson twice, once preventing a score when the Razorbacks were at the Aggie 31, and once setting up a score when he made the interception at midfield and took it back 30 yards. Damontre Moore forced a fumble for another Razorback turnover, and Tramain Jacobs ran it back for a touchdown. The Aggies were able to force five fumbles but recover just the one.
Between the turnovers and going just 9-for-22 on third down, the Razorbacks' offense just couldn't keep up. Wilson finished the day 29-for-59 for 373 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, and Knile Davis added another 65 yards on the ground.
Box Score Hero: Johnny Manziel was the driving force behind A&M's offense, going 29-for-38 for 453 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, as well as rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Swope and Thomas Johnson both caught five passes, Swope for 141 yards and Johnson for 108.
Rankings Ramifications: Texas A&M received votes last week in the AP Top 25 and in USA Today's poll. If this win isn't enough to crack the top 25, it should be enough to put them just on the outside.
But Did They Cover? Favored by 13 points, Texas A&M easily covered the spread.
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Next Week's Schedule: The Aggies head on the road to face the Ole Miss Rebels, while the Razorbacks visit the Auburn Tigers.