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Razorbacks gigged by Aggies, 58-10

By Lisa Burnett

This article was originally published September 29, 2012 at 3:24 p.m. Updated September 29, 2012 at 3:39 p.m.

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Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson prepares to pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Texas A&M Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in College Station, Texas.

The Texas A&M University Aggies defeated the University of Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday with a score of 58-10.

Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans got the first points of the game with a catch of a 4-yard pass from quarterback Johnny Manziel, scoring a touchdown with 12:11 left in the first quarter. The Razorbacks tied the game in the first quarter with a touchdown by running back Knile Davis, who caught a 64-yard pass from quarterback Tyler Wilson. This tied the score at 7-7.

By the end of the first quarter, the Hogs were leading the Aggies 10-7 after a field goal by kicker Zach Hocker with 37 seconds left.

The Aggies started the second quarter by tying the score once again with a field goal by kicker Taylor Bertolet with 12:44 left before halftime.

Bertolet gave the Aggies another leading score with a field goal, upping the score to 13-10 with 8:07 remaining before the half.

The Aggies scored two more touchdowns before half time, making the score going into the half 27-10, with the Hogs trailing behind.

After the half, the Razorbacks didn't score again. An early field goal in third quarter made it 30-10 with the Aggies leading. Running back Christine Michael scored a touchdown for the Aggies with a 10-yard run, making the score 37-10.

Aggies defensive back Tramain Jacobs recovered a fumble, and ended up getting yet another touchdown for the Aggies before third quarter was over. At the end of the third, the Aggies were ahead 51-10.

The fourth quarter made for two more touchdowns by Texas A&M, with a 6-yard run by Manziel and a 13-yard run by running back Trey Williams.

These two touchdowns made the win for the Aggies official with a final score of 58-10.

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moshep says... September 29, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.

Arkansas seems to be the laughing stock of the Sec football this year.

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GAITOR says... September 29, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.

Gigged?? How about SLAMMED!!

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Pscyclepath says... September 29, 2012 at 4:31 p.m.

I do hope Mr. Smith is renting up there in Fayetteville, and a short-term lease at that ;-)

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strick9 says... September 29, 2012 at 4:38 p.m.

Looks like the Razorbacks are going to be at the bottom of the SEC for a long time. Jeff Long acted hastily when he fired Bobby Petrino and now he's living with the consequences. None of that forgiveness or kindness for him. Perhaps he's never made a mistake in his life.

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Jackabbott says... September 29, 2012 at 5:57 p.m.

Agree with strick9. This proves that you cannot go our and just hire any Johnson, Smith and Herring to coach. As for JLS, We will never forget your adage "Smile, Smile and the whole collge football world will laugh at you"
Hear that "whooshing" sound in the background, that is the Arkansas football team and program headed to rock bottom
On a brighter note the Arkansas softball team beat Marion Military Institute today 12-0. Hopefully the AD will schedule them in football next year, How about a home game in Laredo, Texas.

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HotSpringsLawyer says... September 29, 2012 at 7:06 p.m.

The problem was not FIRING Petrino, it was HIRING Petrino.

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tncbg says... September 29, 2012 at 7:22 p.m.

Since Petrino cared nothing about defense I'm not certain we would be doing much better with him coaching. We also miss Joe Adams and company a lot more than we might have anticipated. This whole episode will take a minimum of three years to get past. We are obviously short on talent and the interim coaching staff can't be expected to restock. Just remember, Petrino would never have beaten Alabama due to his lack of respect for defense. Sooo, lets find a real coach and get the rebuilding process started.

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JakeTidmore says... September 29, 2012 at 8:24 p.m.

Or the guys can take on Bentonville or Springdale....seems to be the caliber of play most suited to their efforts. As for bowl games, lookout, Toilet Bowl here we come.

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Packman says... September 29, 2012 at 9:22 p.m.

Hey Jake - At this point the Toilet Bowl looks pretty good........ This season is over. Call in the dogs, p on the fire, it's time to come to grips with reality. The talent on defense is on par with UCA. Except for Tyler Wilson and Cobi Hamilton there is nobody who is a legitimate SEC player on offense. Hog fans drank the Kool-Aid poured by Arkansas' sycophantic sports media. The only thing to salvage now is recruiting. What can be done to help recruiting? Maintaining the status quo is not the answer. Drastic times call for drastic measures. If Jeff Long won't pull the trigger on John L. Smith, then fire Jeff Long. Ken Hatfield lives in Rogers. Hatfield knows how to deal with the media and make a "living room" pitch to recruits. This season is over. Let's do what is best for the future.

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arkateacher54_aol.com says... September 29, 2012 at 9:54 p.m.

What an embarrassing performance. You have to go back 60 years to the Otis Douglas years to the last time Arkansas' football program was such a mess. It's one thing to get stomped by #1 Alabama but to get stomped worse by Texas A&M - pitiful. Coaches and players both to blame. *** And when are you knotheads going to get over Petrino? HE LIED TO HIS BOSS!! HE HIRED HIS MISTRESS!! Long had no choice but to fire him. Have you no concept of ethics at all?

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