ARLINGTON, Texas– KJ Jefferson tossed for 202 yards as well as two touchdowns prior to obtaining banged up to begin the second fifty percent and also No. 16 Arkansas held on for a 20-10 sway seventh-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday, the very first in the series for the Razorbacks in their 10 seasons as Southeastern Seminar foes.Texas A&M (3-1,
0-1 SEC )&also had its overall 11-game winning touch snapped.Jefferson turned up limping and also favoring his left leg after obtaining tackled out of bounds to begin the second half, as well as left a few plays later. He did return to the game late, and also was on the field to take the last kneel-down in the SEC opener to cap Arkansas’ initial 4-0 beginning since 2003. The Aggies had not permitted a passing goal this period up until Jefferson’s 85-yard score to Treylon Burks, that pressed by a protector and also match the catch near the 40. Burks appeared to stumble, yet stayed upright and ran down the appropriate sideline for 10-0 lead late in the very first quarter.Arkansas leads 42-33-1 overall in the collection that goes back to 1903 as well as includes their time as long time Southwest Seminar competitors. But Texas A&M had won all 9 meetings considering that joining the SEC in 2012, which was 20 years after the Razorbacks debuted in the league.Jefferson threw an additional TD early in the second quarter when AJ Green captured a pass in the left flat, shed one defender, did a stutter step around one more one and afterwards got a boost when linebacker Aaron Hansford generally pushed him previous yet another protector inside the 25 on method to a 48-yard touchdown.Jefferson ended up 7 of 15 for 212 backyards with lots of big plays. Trelon Smith included 82 backyards rushing as the Razorbacks piled up 443 total yards The Aggies cut the gap to 17-10 midway through the third quarter when Isaiah Spiller took a handoff up the center, discovered an open gap and also eluded four defensive backs to the end zone for a 17-10 lead. That was a lot of Spillar’s 95 yards.THE TAKEAWAY Texas A&M: The Aggies defense surrendered gains of 16, 15, 12 and also 23 lawns on the Arkansas’ first 4 snaps of the game. One of those would certainly have been 10 backyards longer otherwise for a downfield holding charge. Texas A&M had actually enabled 232 lawns passing total in its very first 3 games, the only team in the nation enabling less than 100 a game. Arkansas had 229 of its 246 lawns going by halftime.Arkansas: Montaric Brown’s diving interception of a deflected pass early in the 4th quarter was the game’s only turn over, and also set up the Razorbacks for a nine-play drive that ended with Webcam Little’s 24-yard field goal. Little had a 46-yarder earlier in the game, the very first points racked up versus the Aggies in eight quarters.POLL IMPLICATIONS Arkansas will certainly practically definitely go up a couple of spots, and also will certainly have its greatest position because reaching No. 8 throughout the 2012 period. The Razorbacks can be found in placed No. 16, matching their best since after that. The Aggies will certainly still be placed, it’s simply a matter of how much they drop after 15 consecutive AP polls because last October ranked in the
top 10. UP NEXT Arkansas mosts likely to No. 2 Georgia for the second of its 4 consecutive video games against placed SEC opponents.