In this week’s edition of Throwback Thursdays, we look back at the inaugural meeting of Texas A&M and Arkansas in the Southwest Classic.
Even though Texas A&M was still in the Big 12 in 2009, the game already a conference meeting type feel and atmosphere when the teams met in Cowboys Stadium.
Arkansas was in need of a victory after SEC losses to Georgia at home and at Alabama, while the Aggies were 3-0 by virtue of having not played anyone yet.
The game started off going Texas A&M’s way, as it jumped out to a 10-0 lead after a 32-yard field goal from Randy Bullock and a 60-yard touchdown pass.
Things slowly but surely started turning the Razorbacks’ way, however. Ryan Mallett got untracked and threw touchdown passes to Broderick Green and De’Anthony Curtis to take a 14-10 lead, and even after an interception and muffed punt, A&M fumbled deep in Arkansas territory and Jerry Franklin returned it 90 yards for a touchdown.
Arkansas would add a field goal and a Mallett touchdown to Jarius Wright before halftime for good measure. They would cruise to victory in the second half, with Ronnie Wingo putting the finishing touches on the contest with a 62-yard scoring jaunt that was eye-opening.
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