The kick sailed through the uprights off the foot of Texas kicker Justin Tucker. The always-partisan crowd at Kyle Field sat in stunned silence after another second-half meltdown had cost Mike Sherman's team yet another victory.
Tucker raced across the field before being horse-collared by a jubilant Kenny Vaccaro. Within seconds, Tucker found himself at the bottom of a pile of happy Longhorns, 27-25 victors in what could be the last contest between the two longtime rivals for some time.
Of course, the kick from Tucker never would have happened had quarterback Case McCoy not embarked upon what Spencer Hall would call "the most clueless stumble ever," winding his way through the Aggie secondary for a 25-yard run that will forever live in Longhorn legends, no matter what the rest of his career in burnt orange holds.
It was a game filled with big-time moments for a Texas team reeling from injuries to almost all of the offensive playmakers -- Malcolm Brown, Joe Bergeron, Fozzy Whittaker, Jaxon Shipley, the latter of whom gutted through his knee injury to throw a much-needed 41-yard touchdown pass to tight end Blaine Irby that helped the 'Horns seize some momentum from the surging Aggies after the home team took a 13-0 lead.
Carrington Byndom started off the second-half comeback by jumping a route and taking it 58 yards for the pick six. A leaping Vaccaro interception to set up a touchown. An 81-yard punt return by Quandre Diggs to set up a field goal. Money. Makers. The real DBU. All that.
Texas Kicker Justin Tucker Makes 40-yard Field Goal to Beat Texas A&M (via GameDayESPN)
This is by far the most painful loss I've had since I've been here. It's one of those things that we're going to have to live with for a while since Texas and Texas A&M aren't playing again.
After all the second-half metldowns in 2011, there was some serious competition just last year for most painful loss. But nothing can top the pain of a last-second loss to the hated sips. Poor Aggies. Poor, poor, poor Aggies.
"Sports can be really cruel," saidafter the game. Maybe our Aggie friends can shed some light on that. Poor Aggies. Poor, poor, poor Aggies.
Eternal scoreboard is eternal. The move to the SEC will never overcome that, Ags. Y'all will have plenty of time to think about it. Poor Aggies. Poor, poor, poor Aggies.
And good riddance. It's nice that y'all Got TFO.