Texas A&M looked like it might knock off No. 14 Auburn on Saturday, but then a late first half barrage shifted momentum and the Tigers went on to a 42-27 victory at Kyle Field in College Station.
Leading 13-7, Texas A&M gave up a 53-yard scoring pass with 1:36 to play in the first half. After going 3-and-out on the ensuing possession, the Aggies had their punt blocked into the end zone for another Tiger TD and just like that it was 21-13 at the break.
“There was a minute and 36 seconds and 14 points were scored in that time, and that was a game changer,” Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said. “Even with it, you still have a whole half to play. We talked about that at halftime, it being a one possession game, but that is why we let it run down and took a timeout to take some time out of it. They got the block for the touchdown, and that was disappointing, but you still have to play. You still have plenty of time to do something about that, and we didn’t respond.”
The loss dropped Texas A&M to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in conference play.
In the Week 10 SEC Country Power Poll, voters didn’t think too harshly of the loss, dropping the Aggies just one spot to No. 7.
Since the beginning of the season, Alabama remained in the top spot. Georgia remained second, followed by Auburn, Mississippi State, LSU and South Carolina before A&M.
Texas A&M will step out of league play to meet New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Kyle Field. Then the Aggies will wrap up the regular season with back-to-back SEC games against Ole Miss and LSU.
Check back here every Sunday for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 10 Power Poll rankings
Results are below:
|1||Alabama (9 – 0)||295||19||1||1||2|
|2||Georgia (9 – 0)||280||4||2||1||2|
|3||Auburn (7 – 2)||253||0||3||3||3|
|4||Mississippi State (7 – 2)||221||0||5||4||6|
|5||LSU (6 – 3)||214||0||4||4||6|
|6||South Carolina (6 – 3)||177||0||7||5||8|
|7||Texas A&M (5 – 4)||163||0||6||6||8|
|8||Kentucky (6 – 3)||130||0||8||6||11|
|9||Ole Miss (4 – 5)||102||0||11||8||14|
|10||Missouri (4 – 5)||81||0||14||8||13|
|11||Florida (3 – 5)||58||0||9||7||14|
|12||Tennessee (4 – 5)||48||0||12||9||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (4 – 5)||36||0||13||8||14|
|14||Arkansas (4 – 5)||35||0||10||9||14|
This week’s voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Seth Emerson (DawgNation)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)
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