COLLEGE STATION -- Consider Texas A&M pig roasted Saturday afternoon.
The now No. 15 Aggies never found offensive consistency on the way to a 20-10 loss against now No. 8 Arkansas. Little mistakes cost A&M's defense early.
With how quarterback Zach Calzada and young gun offensive line performed, Arkansas' ability to control the clock in the second half was enough to allow just three point for kick Cam Little.
“We need to grow up real fast if we want to do what we want to do,” A&M running back Isaiah Spiller said.
Cazalada, who finished 20 of 36 for 151 yards, nearly had A&M back in the red zone before a low pass bounced off center Bryce Foster's helmet. The ball hung long enough in the air for Arkansas cornerback Montaric Brown to stretch out and grab the interception.
At that point, the energy had been sucked out of the Aggies' offense. All A&M had to do was wait for the clock to die out and head back to College Station.
“There were guys that were open,” A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We could have made some plays. We dropped some balls, [Calzada] missed some reads. I’m sure they covered us sometimes, too."
The question now turns to how upset should A&M fans be? Calzada averaged 4.2 yards per throw and the offensive line consistently allowed the Hogs' front five to win battles and put pressure on the backfield. Add a sluggish start from the defense early and what positives are there to take away?
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