One of the more shocking results of the tournament week was Saturday night’s 38-23 loss to Texas A&M at No. 5 LSU fell. In College Station, the loss at Texas marked the Tigers’ third of the season, destroying any chances of making the College Football Playoff despite entering the game as the top seed in a four-team field.
The Aggies owned this match from the start. Star running back Devon Achen scored from 10 yards out midway through a 10-play, 90-yard drive in the first quarter that gave Texas A&M a lead it would never relinquish. Achen rushed for 211 yards and scored two touchdowns in an incredible effort that would be the junior’s last game with the program.
LSU RB John Emery Jr. scored his second touchdown of the game at the 17 early in the third quarter, but any momentum the Tigers had quickly vanished when defensive lineman Demany Richardson returned a fumble 27 yards to LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels. For the score going up. Aggies QB Connor Weigman hit Moose Muhammad III for a 21-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it a two-score game, and Achene went on his second touchdown run to build a 21-point lead. .
LSU fought back to make it a 15-point game late in the fourth quarter, but WR Jarre Jenkins couldn’t haul in a pass from Daniels in the back of the end zone on fourth-and-14 with 2:37 left. Achane finished off the Tigers on the Aggies’ next possession to put the game away.
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