In a game that saw Texas A&M take the lead on an insane tip-pass touchdown then had the No. 13-ranked Kentucky Wildcats tie it on a fumble return for a touchdown, it all made for an exciting finish on Saturday night.
It was a contest many expected to feature dominant running games that set the tone with the best running back in the nation to be the deciding factor. Instead, it turned into a defensive battle where both teams got a favorable bounce.
The Aggies and Wildcats came to a draw after four quarters, leading to an overtime finish that offered the chance to cap off a wild game.
Kentucky got the ball first and drew up a play to put the ball in Benny Snell Jr.’s hands on third and two. After the Wildcats called a timeout, quarterback Terry Wilson went back under center and took an awful sack that lost eight yards.
Kentucky tried to get way too cute there.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) October 7, 2018
It proved to be costly as Miles Butler’s kicked bounced off the crossbar, putting the Aggies in position to win easily.
Texas A&M got the ball back only needing a field goal to win it. Jimbo Fisher called upon Trayveon Williams to win the game and he did just that with a game-winning touchdown to end Kentucky’s undefeated season.
Trayveon Williams flips Texas A&M to victory with an impressive run. Tremendous SEC matchup we saw tonight. pic.twitter.com/A3DaWPARRT
— Jonathan Valencia (@JonValenciaBF) October 7, 2018
After the bizarre game with an even odder finish, Twitter reacted to seeing Fisher’s Aggies take down the Wildcats in surprising fashion.
#25 for Kentucky with the embarrassing tackle attempt of the season there. Big woof.
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) October 7, 2018
When you only give Benny Snell, Jr. 13 carries, you should expect to lose.
— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) October 7, 2018
This loss will humble Stoops and Kentucky making them realize they will always be the same ole Kentucky football program
— Christopher (@clkelly109) October 7, 2018
that scoreless drive by Kentucky was one of the worst overtime drives I have ever seen, and it becomes even worse when you remember they didn’t give the ball to Benny Snell once??
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) October 7, 2018
ALWAYS give Benny Snell Jr. the ball in that situation. Huge coaching error.
— Cruz Kepner (@CruzKepner) October 7, 2018
THANK YOU TEXAS A&M!!!
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) October 7, 2018
Nice win for A&M. But what a bizarre ending for Kentucky. That third down call. The lack of Snell overall. A kick we never see fall short fall short. Just strange.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) October 7, 2018