Texas A&M Football: 5 Most memorable moments of 2017

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3. Whatever it was that happened in Westwood

Hopefully we never see it again, but Texas A&M’s season opener at the Rose Bowl was certainly memorable – just for all the wrong reasons. The Aggies came out of the gate guns-blazing. Keith Ford and Trayveon Williams combined for five first half touchdowns, taking a dominant 38-10 lead into the break.

The rest is history. Not just Texas A&M history, but college football history. The Aggies scored the first six points of the second half to extend their lead to 44-10 before UCLA mounted the second largest comeback in college football history. The Bruins became only the second team ever to erase a deficit of 34 points or more and win.

It took four fourth quarter touchdown passes from projected first round pick Josh Rosen and a whole lot of bad defensive play from the Aggies. Frankly, how it happen still doesn’t make much sense, but watching it play out in real time served as the perfect microcosm for Kevin Sumlin’s tenure at Texas A&M. The Aggies had condensed a hot start and late swoon into a single football game – and it stung.

Painful, but still one of the moments from 2017 that will be remembered for decades to come.