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LIVE BLOG: #16 Arkansas vs. #7 Texas A&M

Follow along as the Razorbacks battle the Aggies in Arlington
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, file photo, Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson (1) runs for a touchdown against Rice during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas plays Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Woods, File)

ARLINGTON, Texas — - Arkansas and Texas A&M open up SEC play in a highly anticipated matchup at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Kick off is set for around 2:45 pm CT.

- Good news for Hogs fans: Dalton Wagner and Ricky Stromberg are both set to start today for Arkansas. Razorbacks offensive line will be at full health to take on the Aggies' talented defensive line.

- Aggies received to start the game. Isaiah Spiller and then Zach Calzada picked up a couple first downs, before the Hogs forced a punt near midfield. Arkansas will start its first drive at its own 14-yard line.

- Hogs take a 3-0 lead! A promising opening drive for Arkansas saw Trelon Smith rack up 45 yards on four carries, and KJ Jefferson deliver a a 23-yard strike to Treylon Burks. A holding penalty led to the drive stalling in Aggie territory though. Cam Little knocked a 46-yard field goal right down the middle with 8:20 left in the 1st quarter.

- WHAT A THROW! On the first play of Arkansas' next possession, KJ Jefferson throws an absolute dime to Treylon Burks down the sideline for an 85-yard TD. 10-0 Arkansas late in the 1st quarter. 

- The Hogs faithful are feeling it. Arkansas ends the first quarter with Warren Thompson finding Burks on the WR pass. It's 10-0 Razorbacks at the end of the 1st quarter. Hogs have 1st and 10 on their 45-yard line.

- The Hogs are rolling! Jefferson hits AJ Green on a wheel route, and the running back does the rest, breaking a couple of tackles for the 48-yd TD. Just a minute into the 2nd quarter, it's 17-0 Arkansas!

- The Arkansas defense is flying to the ball. Tre Williams is playing especially well, wreaking havoc on consecutive plays. Hogs have a four tackles for loss, and a sack by Williams on the most recent Texas A&M drive to force the punt.

- A big break for A&M. Burks is ruled out of bounds on what would've been a spectacular catch to set up the Hogs in the red zone. Burks then makes another good reception to set up a 4th and short, but the Aggie defense stuffs the Razorbacks. Still 17-0 Arkansas with just over 2 minutes left in the half.

- Aggies manage to get on the board just before halftime. Seth Small makes a 49-yd field goal with 21 seconds left in the half. The Arkansas lead is now 17-3. 

- HALFTIME: #16 Arkansas 17, #6 Texas A&M 3. Hogs are outgaining Aggies 307-134, including 229 pass yds for KJ Jefferson on FBS's top pass defense. Razorbacks need to clean up penalties, and finish their drives in the 2nd half, and they'll be in good shape. 

- Arkansas punts on its opening drive of the 2nd half, but the more concerning news is the status of KJ Jefferson. Jefferson took a tough fall on a push out of bounds, and was seen limping on the sidelines after the drive ended.

- Jefferson is back in on the following Arkansas drive.

- Aggies offense shows signs of life. Isaiah Spiller breaks a 67-yard TD run and we've got a game at AT&T Stadium. Score: Arkansas 17-10 Texas A&M, 3rd quarter.

- Jefferson doesn't look the same after the big hit, and is replaced by Malik Hornsby. Hornsby breaks a 16-yard run for a first down on his first play. 

- END OF 3Q: Arkansas 17, Texas A&M 10. Buckle in for an intense fourth quarter.

- Hogs finally stop the bleeding a little bit. Cam Little with a short field goal to make 20-10 after Arkansas got a big INT from Montaric Brown. 

- Arkansas managed to convert the good field position into three points on the ensuing drive with a short Cam Little field goal to make it 20-10. However, the Hogs maybe felt they could've had more, after a 3rd and goal at the 1-yard line was pushed back due to a false start.

- Jefferson did eventually come back into the game with just under seven minutes to go in the game.

- That might do it! Arkansas sacks Zach Calzada on 4th down and get the ball with under 2 minutes to go! 

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