Aggies ground game was good but couldn’t ice Razorbacks

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas A&M Aggies ground game was good enough to produce 176 yards and score two touchdowns. However, the Aggies could not ice the Arkansas Razorbacks in a 24-17 game that was not decided until the final minute.

Junior running back Trayveon Williams had the bulk of Texas A&M’s load with 29 carries for 153 yards and both touchdowns.

“I feel like we were pretty successful on the ground today,” said Williams. “You know, we kind of ran the ball and there was something that we stuck to and it was something that we did.”

While he personally may have felt successful, he knew that their inability to ice the game was problematic.

“At the end of the game, when we were trying to ice it, it’s a four-minute situation,” Williams said. “So, I mean, we’ve got to keep the chains moving and get those first downs, running the ball. I definitely feel we’ve got to be better than that. And that’s on my part, and I take fault in that.”

While the Aggies forced the Hogs to burn all three of their timeouts to preserve 1:58 on the game clock to mount a final drive to tie the game, Williams was not able to give coach Jimbo Fisher another option on third down other than to the throw the football, which fell incomplete and saved time for Arkansas.

Williams doesn’t blame the play-calling. He blames himself.

“Have got to be able to run harder, be able to break a tackle, and keep the chains moving,” Williams explained. “But
definitely I feel like it was a pretty good game. Pretty good game today, and we have got to always improve. So we have to get back to the drawing boards and improve for next week.”

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