The Texas A&M Aggies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, who were ranked No. 13 and undefeated, in an overtime thriller last Saturday in College Station. The Aggie defense was exceptional, with a stellar performance from Kingsley Keke, while Jace Sternberger paved the way for the Aggies offensively.
The Aggie defense dominated the Wildcats all game, holding Kentucky to only 178 yards. “It’s only the second time the Aggies have held an SEC opponent under 200 yards since joining the conference. The Wildcats did not run an offensive play in A&M territory in regulation,” according to ESPN’s Sam Khan Jr.
Defensive end Kingsley Keke came up huge for the Aggies in overtime, sacking Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson for a loss of eight on third down. This forced the 43-yard field goal kick by Miles Butler which missed by inches, allowing the Aggie offense to end the game with a winning touchdown on a 10-yard carry by Trayveon Williams. Keke deserves the recognition of Player of the Week for his two sacks against Kentucky, one of which secured the win for the Aggies. “The sack was huge in the game. Another yard and the field goal would have been good,” Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said, according to ESPN.com.
On offense, tight end Jace Sternberger picked up 95 receiving yards and one touchdown for the Aggies. Kellen Mond’s pass intended for Cameron Buckley ended up in the hands of Sternberger, who ran up the middle for a 46-yard touchdown to put the Aggies on top 14-7. Sternberger led the Aggies in receiving yards and picked up a huge touchdown, deserving of Player of the Week on the offensive end.
The Texas A&M defense looks to continue its domination next Saturday at South Carolina and the Aggies are seeking their third straight SEC win.
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