10. 2011 Football: The Final Battle – Texas 27, Texas A&M 25
I warned you about pain. These two teams have met 118 times since in 1894 (with Texas leading the series 76-37-5), but no loss hurt as much as this one. In the final game Texas A&M and Texas would be play before A&M left for the SEC, Texas managed to walk out of Kyle Field with one final win, thanks to last second field goal by senior Justin Tucker.
As much as the loss stung, you can’t deny it was one of the best games between the two schools, especially given the circumstances. I was there in person, and Tucker kicked the game winning field goal right in front of me. I was mad. I wanted one last win so badly; we all did.
The Aggies had jumped out to a 10-0 lead by the end of the first quarter, and extended that lead to 16-7 going into halftime. Unfortunately while the first half was all Texas A&M, the second half was all Texas. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw a pick-six to start the second half, and Texas quarterback Case McCoy led the Longhorns on four scoring drives.
The Texas defense held strong for most of the second half, though the Aggies made it interesting by driving 78 yards to score the go ahead touchdown with just 1:48 left in the game. A a failed two point conversion and a Case McCoy 25 yard scramble on the ensuing Longhorn drive would set up Justin Tucker‘s game winning 40 yard field goal.