In its first game against an SEC team after officially being named the conference's 13th team, Texas A&M proved that it could compete in the SEC. The jury is still out on whether the Aggies can win.
After all, Texas A&M once again took a lead into the locker room against a Top 25 opponent with a high-octane offense. And once again, it all fell apart for them in the second half, as Arkansas outscored the Aggies 25-3 after intermission to score a big out-of-conference win.
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Tyler Wilson was 30-of-51 passing for a jaw-dropping 510 yards and three touchdowns. A lot of those passes were thrown in the direction of Jarius Wright, who caught 13 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown. But Wilson also spread the ball around, hitting eight receivers besides Wright as part of the impressive day.
The ground game was another matter. Arkansas ran for just 71 yards on 30 carries. Or the defense, which actually gave up a good chunk of yardage itself (623) in a game in which the Hogs were outgained.
All of which might work against a soon-former-Big-12 team with a penchant for coughing up late leads. But it will take more to rally against LSU and Alabama if the Razorbacks still want to contend in the division standings.