Justin Tucker kicked a 40-yard field on the final play of the game to lift Texas to a 27-25 win over Texas A&M at a sold out Kyle Field on Thursday night.
Texas took advantage of four Texas A&M turnovers to overcome a huge statistical advantage for the Aggies.
Texas A&M had almost twice as many first downs as Texas, 22 to 12, and the Aggies led the Horns in total yards, 328 to 237, rushing yards, 104 to 86, and passing yards, 224 to 151.
Texas scored 21 of their 27 points off of Aggie turnovers, one touchdown following a fumbled punt return by Dustin Harris, and two touchdowns following interceptions of Aggie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill passes for 224 yards and 2 TDs, but with 3 costly interceptions. Ben Malena replaced injured Aggie running backs Cyrus Gray and Christine Michael and rushed for 83 yards on 25 carries and catching a TD pass. Senior receiver Jeff Fuller had his best game of the season, catching 7 passes for 107 yards and 1 TD.
Texas A&M dominated early, opening up a 13-0 lead early in the second quarter on a Ben Malena TD reception and 2 Randy Bullock field goals. It took Texas just one trick play to turn Dustin Harris' fumbled punt into a score as wide receiver Jaxson Shipley connected with Blaine Irby for a 41-yard TD pass to put Texas on the board, 13-7. Bullock kicked another field goal to give the Aggies a 16-7 halftime lead.
Texas scored 17 unanswered points in the third quarter off two Ryan Tannehill interceptions to take a 24-16 lead over the Aggies.
Texas A&M came back with another Randy Bullock field goal and a 22-yard TD pass from Ryan Tannehill to Jeff Fuller to give the Aggies a 25-24 lead with 1:42 left in the game.
Texas used 6 plays to drive from their 29-yard line to the Aggie 23-yard line before Justin Tucker kicked the game-winning 40-yard field goal.