No. 23 Texas A&M Holds Off No. 10 Arkansas, 23-21

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ARLINGTON, Texas – The No. 23 Texas A&M football team registered its second top-15 win in as many weeks, scoring 23 unanswered points to position itself to take down No. 10 Arkansas, 23-21, Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.

The victory marks Texas A&M’s third consecutive win over a top-10 team, matching the longest active streak in FBS.

Trailing 14-0 after the first quarter, Devon Achane sparked the Maroon & White with a 63-yard rush on A&M’s first drive of the second quarter. Max Johnson connected with Evan Stewart in the end zone for the freshman receiver’s first career touchdown.

With the Aggie defense backed into their own end zone, Chris Russell Jr. punched the ball loose from Arkansas’ K.J. Jefferson at the 2-yard line and Tyreek Chappell scooped it up. Chappell ran the ball to the 18-yard line before a quick hand-off to Demani Richardson, who took it 82-yard to score. The Aggies cut into the difference, trailing 14-13 after an unsuccessful point-after-touchdown attempt.

Coming out of the half with momentum, the Fightin’ Texas Aggies took their first lead as Johnson hit Donovan Green for a 26-yard strike, followed by Achane’s 9-yard dash into the end zone. Randy Bond extended the lead to 23-14 with a 31-yard field goal before heading into the final stanza.

The Razorbacks immediately answered with a 13-play, 74-yard drive to make it 23-21, before taking one last shot at the lead, but nailed the top of the goal post to miss 42-yard field goal attempt.

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Story by Texas A&M Athletics Communications