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Texas A&M outlasts LSU in seven overtimes

LSU’s Joe Burrow

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In the highest-scoring and longest game in NCAA FBS history, the seventh-ranked LSU Football team fell to No. 22 Texas A&M, 74-72, in seven overtimes on Saturday at Kyle Field.

LSU (9-3, 5-3 SEC) looked to have the game won in regulation, however, a video review nullified an interception and allowed Texas A&M (8-4, 5-3 SEC) to force overtime with a last-second touchdown that tied the game at 31-31.

There were 84 points scored in the extra periods, with the final two being a two-point conversion pass by Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond to wide receiver Kendrick Rogers. The previous NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record for combined points scored in a game was 137 (76-61 Pitt win over Syracuse).

Quarterback Joe Burrow led the way for LSU, completing 25-of-38 passes for 270 yards with three touchdowns while rushing 29 times for 100 yards and three more scores.

Running back Nick Brossette added 61 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown. Justin Jefferson led 11 LSU receivers with 63 yards on five catches with a touchdown.

The Tigers await a postseason bowl destination for the 19th-straight season will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Texas A&M was led by Mond, who finished 23-of-49 passing for 287 yards with six touchdowns. He added 42 rushing yards with a score. Running back Trayveon Williams had 198 rushing yards on 35 carries with two touchdowns.

Devin White posted 17 tackles, four for loss, with a sack and a forced fumble Michael Divinity scooped and scored. JaCoby Stevens registered 14 stops of his own, including multiple game-savers in overtime to prevent Aggie touchdowns and, like White, four behind the line of scrimmage.

Texas A&M outgained LSU, 521-496, in a contest that lasted 4 hours, 53 minutes.

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