These things are true:
- The Kentucky Wildcats’ undefeated season is over
- The Texas A&M Aggies scored a big-time victory
- Kentucky had no plays in A&M territory in regulation
The last thing might be the most unbelievable thing, and I mean, just look at that first bullet point. Kentucky entered College Station with a 5-0 record and a 3-0 mark in SEC play. They picked up wins over the Florida Gators (a win that certainly looks great after Saturday), the Mississippi St. Bulldogs (also a win that looks good) and the South Carolina Gamecocks (we can’t go 3-for-3, but SC did defeat the Missouri Tigers shorthanded). And it all came crashing down.
Sporting their sweet ‘98 throwback threads, A&M defeated the Wildcats 20-14 in overtime. The winning touchdown was provided by the dynamic Trayveon Williams, who scampered all over the field against the usually stout UK defense. Williams accounted for 138 rushing yards with an average of 5.8 yards per carry. He was the leading rusher on both sides, outclassing the great Benny Snell, who got only 60 yards. Asim Rose, who’s no slouch himself, was held to just six yards on only three carries. Needless to say, that may very well have been the benefactor in the win.
Kellen Mond went 18-for-29 throwing the ball, amassed 226 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception into the hands of free safety Darius West. Terry Wilson played it a bit safe, completing 13 of his 20 passes but only did so for 108 yards. He had one touchdown to receiver Lynn Bowden, but that was all they could muster. The only other touchdown came on a scoop and score by the aforementioned West late in the 4th quarter.
UK is still in a good spot in the SEC East, considering who frequents that division. But obviously, the loss is a stinger, but they still get the Georgia Bulldogs at home later on this season. A&M, meanwhile, will not catch the Alabama Crimson Tide, obviously. But this win certainly keeps them rock steady after their loss to ‘Bama two weeks ago. It’s two in a row now for the Ags following their win over the Arkansas Razorbacks last week.