Undoubtedly, No. 7 LSU and No. 22 Texas A & M was at the wildest game in the 2018 college…
Undoubtedly, No. 7 LSU and No. 22 Texas A & M was at the wildest game in the 2018 college football season: a 74-72, seven overtime thriller that contained the most points ever made in a Division I game at either FBS or FCS level. There is obviously a lot to break down from all this, and we will come to it below. First, however, it is worth recognizing that Texas A & M receiver Kendrick Rogers was the game’s player with two touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversion catches in overtime. He came up hugely when Aggies absolutely needed a game … or four.
In addition, this was an exciting game, it was also very much a display of controversial officers, which will undoubtedly be a call on LSU’s end. Let’s do everything that happened in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter all the way to the end of the game.
LSU had a chance to avoid all this disaster and not: All the madness that you should read almost did not happen. LSU had come from behind and outperformed Texas A & M 21
-7 in the second half to take a lead on 31-24 with just a few minutes left in the fourth quarter. After Aggies turned the ball over to drops, the tigers only needed a first down to seal the win. Instead, LSU went three-and-one, giving the Texas A & M the ball back on its own 22-yard line by 1:23 to play.
Kellen Mund’s interception was reversed because his knee was down: Texas A & M dropped methodically into the field, but Mond threw it which turned out to be a matching interception of less than 30 seconds left after have picked up tight. And for a minute it actually felt like the game was over. LSU coach Ed Orgeron got a Gatoradbad and everything. Replay officials, however, looked closer at the game and decided correctly that Mond’s knee was down when he picked up the little snap. So instead, the game in the books went as an 8-yard loss. Texas A & M retained holding.
Aggie’s fourth countdown conversion was close: Two gigs after Mans interception were angry, TAMU faced a fourth and 18th which Mond converted by throwing over the middle to Quartney Davis. The game looked short of the yellow line on the screen in real time. But with the Aggies rushing to the line to spike the ball by 10 seconds left, the play was not stopped for further review. Here’s the catch:
But SEC Network anchor Peter Burns made it clear that the conversation on the field was correct because the yellow line was off.
Mouth watched the ball just in time and gave the Aggies a clutch contact: Texas A & M was running out of time, and with the game clock rolling in 3 seconds, the ball clocked. The original game clock showed all the zeros, which would have given LSU the win again, but officials decided that the Aggies actually had 1 second on the clock to run another game. Mint then connected to Quartney Davis, for a connecting 19-yard touchdown. The extra point tied the game at 31, sending it to overtime.
Things only got weather in overtime: As if the end of the regulation was not bonkers, overtime turned out to be just a continuation of madness. Although both teams replaced field goals in the first overtime – LSU kicker Cole Tracy nailed a 50-yarder while tigers forced A & M to kick for a goal kick – LSU actually seemed to recover any fumble from Texas A & M tight than Jace Sternberger when He made a pass and turned up to the ground near the finish line, but officials ruled the passport incompletely instead.
The third overtime was the most incredible of all: With LSU up 49-41 during the third overtime, Texas A & M received an answer in the form of the annual candidate from Kendrick Rogers. With his mouth rolling out and nowhere to go, he raised a pass in the end zone to Rogers, who miraculously took it with one hand and drank an apparent pass interference penalty. A two-point conversion – also captured by Rogers – bound the game at 49 and sent it to its fourth overtime.
During the fifth overtime, LSU took out some tricks while Rogers played hero again: LSU began the fifth overtime with some trickery, got an 11-yard touchdown on a halfback pass from Clyde Edwards-Helaire to Tory Carter. On the subsequent possession, LSU Aggies had a fourth and a goal when Mond Connected, again, with Rogers for a touchdown in the corner of the end zone. Both teams missed their two-point conversions.
In the seventh overtime, Texas A & M finally eliminated the game: With LSU already on the 7th OT chart, Texas A & M was leveled with a 17-yard touchdown from Mond to Davis. The two-point turnout was initially incomplete, but LSU cornerback Greedy Williams was flagged for both defensive pass interference and then a personal foul penalty to express his anger on an official. After committing a fake start of the two-point trial, Mond with Rogers heard for the game-winning two-point conversion – his fourth point game of the day.