Texas A&M Football: 5 takeaways from Aggies’ Belk Bowl loss

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Texas A&M football could not rally from a halftime deficit to beat Wake Forest, losing the Belk Bowl and ending their season 7-6.

Texas A&M had one more game to play before the Jimbo Fisher era began in earnest. The Aggies squared off with Wake Forest for the first time in school history in the Belk Bowl. It was also the Aggies’ first ever appearance in the Belk Bowl since joining the SEC’s bowl rotation in 2012.

True to Aggie football’s stressful ways, it was a game of runs and emotional swings. Texas A&M jumped out to a 14 point lead, then surrendered 31 unanswered points before clawing back to a 38-28 deficit at half time.

The roller coaster of momentum continued to pivot back and forth, making it clear that the team with the ball last would have at least a chance to win. In the end it was Texas A&M with possession at the 2-minute mark of the fourth quarter but Nick Starkel and company weren’t able to mount the rally, falling to Wake Forest 55-52.

Texas A&M and Wake Forest combined for 107 points and 1,260 yards. Finally, the 2017 Texas A&M football season has come to and end. Here are five takeaways from the Aggies’ Belk Bowl loss over Wake Forest.