Down two touchdowns with a little over three minutes to play, Tennessee figured to have Texas A&M right where they wanted them. After engineering comebacks in the previous two weeks, Tennessee was growing accustomed to expecting divine intervention.
This week against Texas A&M, they waited, and waited, and then it came.
And then it didn’t
Tennessee needed to go 80 yards in under two minutes to even the score, they needed 1:08 of it. The comeback was complete, even at 35. The defense needed to hold Texas A&M for :41 seconds to force overtime.
They managed to do it, barely.
Texas A&M went 54 yards in :37 seconds to set up a very manageable 38 yard field goal to give the Aggies a victory.
Overtime. The Volunteers get the ball first.
Tennessee: Field goal.
A&M: Field goal.
Tennessee: Interception inside the five yard line.
And just like that, Tennessee’s miracle ran out of gas. A&M players and coaches rushed on to the field and a dejected Joshua Dobbs sat on the field chewing his mouthpiece. A heart-breaking loss, but Tennessee is clearly a team on the upswing and is likely winning some new fans with their exciting play.
Texas A&M on will get Alabama next week in what will be a huge SEC matchup with College Football Playoff implications.
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