ARLINGTON, Texas -- No current University of Arkansas football player -- not even sixth-year senior defensive back Kevin Richardson -- has beaten Texas A&M.
The Aggies extended their winning streak against the Razorbacks to seven games by hanging on for a 24-17 victory on Saturday at AT&T Stadium.
Four of the Razorbacks' last five losses to Texas A&M have been by seven points, including three overtime games.
Arkansas was hoping to force another overtime game -- or possibly score a touchdown and go for a two-point conversion -- until Donovan Wilson intercepted a Ty Storey pass with 1:11 left in the fourth quarter.
The Razorbacks drove to their 45 before suffering their first turnover of the game.
Arkansas couldn't complete a comeback after trailing 17-0 in the second quarter.
"It hurts man," senior linebacker Dre Greenlaw said of losing to the Aggies again. "It definitely hurts big time.
"But all credit to them. They've got a good team and they found a way to win. That's what we've got to do. We've got to find a way to win."
Arkansas (1-4, 0-2 SEC) hasn't won against a Football Bowl Subdivision team since beating Coastal Carolina 39-38 last season.Gallery: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
The Razorbacks have lost seven consecutive games against FBS teams, including at Colorado State and to North Texas at home this season.
Since opening with a 55-20 victory over Eastern Illinois -- a Football Championship Subdivision team that plays in the Ohio Valley Conference -- the Razorbacks have lost four in a row.
It's the longest losing streak for Arkansas since it ended the 2013 season with nine consecutive defeats.
A tough start figures to get even tougher with No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0) coming to Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday.
The defending national champion Crimson Tide have won 11 in a row over the Razorbacks since Nick Saban became Alabama's coach.
Alabama's closest call this season came in a 45-23 victory over Texas A&M. The Tide coasted to a 56-14 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday after leading 49-0 at halftime.
"Any time you're playing Alabama it's going to be tough," Greenlaw said. "They've got great players. But we've just got to go play.
"At the end of the day, a majority of the people are going to have us picked to lose, which is fine. We don't expect everyone to think we're going to win. But the people in our locker room, we're going to play and fight for each other.
"If we do that, we'll have a chance."
Arkansas Coach Chad Morris said he wants to focus on his team, not Alabama.
"It's about the Arkansas Razorbacks," Morris said. "It's about us getting better every week. That's the only thing we can control."
The Razorbacks looked better in a 34-3 loss at Auburn-- in which the Tigers scored 24 points resulting from kickoff and punt returns and a fumble recovery -- after losing to North Texas 44-17 at home and again made progress in keeping the Texas A&M game in doubt going into the final two minutes.
"We've got to learn from this one," Storey said. "We've got to go watch this one and get back to practice. It's all about us.
"It doesn't matter who we're playing. If we go execute, we can play with anybody."
Texas A&M Coach Jimbo Fisher said the Aggies (3-2, 1-1) played their worst game of the season, but he praised Morris and the Razorbacks.
"Thought Arkansas played extremely hard," Fisher said. "Great job by Chad and his crew."
Running back Rakeem Boyd said the Razorbacks will be ready to give Alabama their best shot.
"We just have to go in there and fight," he said. "It's going to be a battle."
Morris said he's proud of the fight his team is showing and how the Razorbacks have responded to adversity.
"This is a better football team than we've been this year," Morris said. "And we're going to continue to get better."
Sports on 10/01/2018
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