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Texas A&M turned an amazing collapse into an overtime win over UCLA

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The Aggies figured it out after it looked like they were falling apart.

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After a questionable call denied him a touchdown on a third down in overtime, Texas A&M's Trevor Knight scored a quarterback keeper that held up as a game-winner for the Aggies against UCLA. It looked like an option read.

It was a gutsy call by Texas A&M to try for a conversion in the first place. Knight made it worthwhile, dashing to the outside as soon as a group of Bruin defenders chased after running back Keith Ford (No. 7).

After Knight's score, Texas A&M's defense took the field, and the Aggies held. A tying touchdown throw from Josh Rosen fell incomplete on fourth down, wrapping a 31-24 win for the home team.

UCLA mounted a furious comeback to get the game to such a competitive point. The Aggies led 24-9 with five minutes to play, but the Bruins answered in style, with a touchdown run, a stop and then this 62-yard connection from Josh Rosen to Kenneth Walker, before a two-point conversion knotted the teams at 24.

Texas A&M previously had been in total control. When the game seemed over in the fourth quarter, legions of Aggies fans were chanting "FIFTY-THOUSAND" at Rosen, the quarterback who said this week that the atmosphere at massive Kyle Field wouldn't feel drastically different than one before a standard 50,000-seat crowd.

But then the Bruins struck, and that gave way to a somewhat thrilling finish. UCLA had a chance to win in the final moments of regulation, but Justin Evans intercepted Rosen. On the A&M counterattack, UCLA's defense knocked down a last-second Hail Mary, forcing the decisive overtime.