Wingo scored the game's final touchdown when he made a few cuts, got several nice blocks from his teammates and then outran a Texas A&M defender on the 62-yard run with 5 minutes, 37 seconds remaining.
"I really just beat him with speed and determination," Wingo said Monday afternoon. "I was wanting to get my first collegiate touchdown; that's really what it came down to."
What made the touchdown even sweeter for the freshman was that it came in Cowboys Stadium. Despite growing up in St. Louis, Wingo admitted he's not a Rams fan, but instead has rooted for the Cowboys since he was a kid.
Wingo's 62-yard run was the longest by a Razorback this season, and as a result, he finished as the team's leading rusher against Texas A&M with four carries for 86 yards and one touchdown.
"It was really just a dream come true for me because the Cowboys have been my favorite football team since I was knee-high," said Wingo, who's now Arkansas' second-leading rusher with 16 carries for 148 yards and one score.
"It was unbelievable for me and that's why I was so energetic when I scored. It was like a dream come true for me."
Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said he went back Monday and reviewed all the runs by the tailbacks because he admitted he has some decisions to make about how to split up the reps.
"The guys that are starting to be impressive are Ronnie Wingo," Petrino said, adding that fellow freshman Knile Davis has also looked good. "... We do have some decisions to make."
In the Training Room
Arkansas wide receiver London Crawford is making progress. Running back Dennis Johnson is sore. And if his ankle feels better, there's a chance cornerback Darius Winston could play against No. 17 Auburn on Saturday.
Petrino said he'll find out sometime over the next few days on whether Crawford will be able to return from the broken collarbone that has sidelined him since the Sept. 5 season opener against Missouri State.
"That's all in the doctor's and trainer's hands," Petrino said. "I think that he's scheduled, though, to get another X-ray and see if (the collarbone is) healed enough for contact."
Johnson, meanwhile, got treatment Monday after the thigh injury that caused him to miss much of the Southwest Classic swelled up on him.
"We'll see how it progresses," Petrino said. "If he's ready, he'll be the kickoff returner."
Petrino said highly touted freshman Darius Winston was scheduled to get some playing time against Texas A&M, but the cornerback "tweaked" his ankle in practice late last week. Petrino added that it's too early to know if Winston will play against Auburn.
Petrino is no stranger when it comes to Auburn first-year coach Gene Chizik.
In 2002, Petrino served as Auburn's offensive coordinator and Chizik was in his first year as the Tigers' defensive coordinator. Auburn went 9-4, knocked off three top 10 opponents and finished the season ranked No. 14 after beating Penn State 13-9 in the Capital One Bowl.
Petrino, who left the Tigers after one season to take over as Louisville's head coach, had nothing but good things to say about Chizik when asked about their brief time together.
"First of all, he's a great person — unbelievable family, twin daughters — and he's a great football coach," Petrino said. "When I was with him, we played awesome defense — very sound, very speed-oriented."
Arkansas' game at top-ranked Florida on Oct. 17 will either be shown at 2:30 p.m. on CBS or 6:45 p.m. on ESPN.
CBS has exercised a six-day option for that day's games and will make a decision on which game to broadcast no later than Oct. 12. CBS is also considering televising No. 25 South Carolina's game at third-ranked Alabama.