Monday, September 29, 2014

{What. A. Game.}

Let me first start by saying that being an Aggie fan is not for the faint of heart.  It can be bad for your health.  It can be rough.   We have lived thru seasons where the losses out numbered the wins.  Then there was that season in which we would be ahead every game at halftime...only to go on & lose the game.  Every. Single. Time.  Since moving to the SEC - things have kinda been looking up the past few years with lots of big wins, several of which were come-from-behind, thrilling wins.  We have experienced it all...you just never know what to expect.  It all depends on which team shows up on any given game day.  But for the record - regardless if we win or lose - there is nothing quite like Aggie football {in my opinion at least}.

Saturday was another perfect example.  The Aggies had an impressive first win against South Carolina back in August, but we really haven't played anyone since so we knew Saturday would be a test. Some of my traveling Aggie football friends & I made the trip up to Arlington to AT&T Stadium to watch the Aggies hopefully BTHO arkansas.  {Debbie & Connie - we missed y'all!}
The game started off well...A&M got the ball first & scored quickly.  Unfortunately, Arkansas answered on their first drive & it was tied 7-7.  The rest of the game was pretty much all about Arkansas {with the exception of halftime...we did win halftime}.
 

I'll admit - it was hard to watch.  A&M couldn't do anything right.  Our offense sucked.  Our defense sucked.  It was a LONG game...I got so incredibly tired of hearing Arkansas "call the hogs" - Woo Pig Sooie...really?!?  Thankfully they served alcohol because we needed it. 

The Cleveland Browns had an off week this week so Johnny Manziel was at the game {he was presented his Aggie ring}. I really wonder if Arkansas would have noticed if he would have suited up & played...and I am fairly certain that thought crossed every other Aggie's mind in that stadium as well.  We needed all the help we could get.
Going into the 4th quarter, the score was 28-14.  Considering we had done nothing since the beginning of the 2nd quarter, things were not looking good.  But, a quick score made it 28-21 & gave us a very teeny, tiny glimmer of hope.  With time very quickly ticking off the clock, we somehow managed to come back & tie the game 28-28 to send it into overtime.  I am not sure where that team came from that played the last half of the 4th quarter, but that's who I want to see all 4 quarters from now on!  Maybe they did suit up Johnny Football after all...  
 
 
By some miracle, we ended up winning the game 35-28 in overtime.  It was the worst game I have seen in a while and the best game I have seen in a while.  It was C-R-A-Z-Y!  I think us Aggie fans were just as stunned as the Arkansas fans.  It was ugly, but a win is a win.  Hopefully, in less than 3 weeks, we will be road trippin' to Bama & I CANNOT WAIT!!
**Update: I only THOUGHT the Arkansas game was the worst game I have seen in a while.  Then we played Mississippi State.  Nope....THAT was the worst game I have seen in a while!!  

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