Watch: Historic 7 OT Game Between LSU and A&M Marred by Brawl Between Assistants
With Texas A&M’s game with No. 8 LSU tied at 72-72 in the seventh overtime on Saturday night and the Aggies set to attempt a 2-point conversion, receiver Kendrick Rogers was frantically being tended to on the sideline for severe cramps in his calves.
Rogers was able to get himself together just in time to get back in the game and grab Kellen Mond’s 2-point conversion pass that gave A&M a 74-72 victory in a game that tied the NCAA record for most overtimes in an FBS game.
“These are moments you live for, so no matter what’s going on with your body you want to be out there,” Rogers said. “So, you just have to talk yourself out of it, just mentally fight through it.”
Mond connected with Quartney Davis on a 17-yard throw to tie it at 72. Greedy Williams was called for pass interference on the first 2-point conversion try, giving the Aggies (8-4, 5-3, No. 22 CFP), another shot. After a false start by Texas A&M, Mond found Rogers for the conversion to end it.
Throngs of fans rushed the field to celebrate after the grab by Rogers.
“We showed as a team that we’re never going to quit, and we did that for four quarters and way more,” Mond said.
A photographer for The Baton Rouge Advocate tweeted a photo of LSU director of player personnel Kevin Faulk and a man they say had what appears to be an Aggie bench credential in a physical altercation after the game.
POSTGAME | #LSU director of player personnel Kevin Faulk and an unknown man with what appears to be an #Aggie bench credential throw punches on the field after @AggieFootball defeated @LSUfootball in 7-OT @theadvocatebr pic.twitter.com/H7EvCNmoIv
— Hilary Scheinuk (@hscheinukphoto) November 25, 2018
Fisher was asked who the second person was and if he knew about the incident after the game and said: “I have no idea.”
Oh, it’s a RIVALRY rivalry?
After A&M beats LSU in 7OT, a brawl breaks out between assistant coaches
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 25, 2018
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, “There was a large shouting match near midfield after the game, and multiple sources said Texas A&M receivers coach Dameyune Craig was at the heart of it. Craig, who was LSU’s receivers coach in 2016, approached LSU’s bench in the midst of a crowd … shouting vulgarities. Sources near the incident said he threw his headset at LSU staffers and challenged them to fight.”
As for the game itself, the 74 points LSU allowed are the most ever given up by a ranked team, eclipsing the 73 No. 24 Fresno State gave up to Northern Illinois on Oct. 6, 1990, and the first seven-overtime game involving a ranked team.
The 146 combined points are the most in an FBS game in NCAA history and the second-most in college football history behind the 161 points Abilene Christian and West Texas A&M scored in Abilene Christian’s 93-68 win in 2008.
“I lost track of overtimes … it is the craziest game ever,” Fisher said.
Mond threw for 287 yards and six touchdowns, three 2-point conversions and ran for one more TD as Texas A&M snapped a seven-game skid against LSU and got its first win over the Tigers since 1995.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s clothes might have already dried by the time this one ended after he was prematurely doused with Gatorade after the Tigers appeared to have a clinching interception in the fourth quarter. But the play was reviewed and it was ruled that Mond’s knee was down before the ill-fated throw, keeping the Aggies alive and setting up the wild finish.
“The momentum kept on changing both ways and the guys responded,” Orgeron said. “That was one heck of an overtime, we just fell one play short. Our guys have nothing to be ashamed about, they fought, they fought hard.”
Burrow threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more as the Tigers were denied their first 10-win regular season since 2012 and likely knocked out of contention for a New Year’s Day bowl game.
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