There’s no bigger mistake that can be made in sports than celebrating a victory before the game is over. And when that celebration comes back to bite you, that’s when things get really uncomfortable. While the LSU Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies are still battling on Saturday night, that mistake happened and took center stage.
After LSU had seemingly locked up the victory, the Tigers players gave coach Ed Orgeron a Gatorade bath. But as you can see below, Texas A&M connected on a last-second touchdown to send the game to overtime.
The game just rolled through overtimes with the Tigers and Aggies going back-and-forth in a wild finish. Both teams managed to do just enough to keep the overtime run going, but LSU nearly found themselves in trouble in the first one. It took a 50-yard field goal to grab a 34-31 lead at that point, but Texas A&M could only make a field goal of their own.
Both LSU and Texas a&M Quarterbacks Heat up in Overtime
While both Joe Burrow and Kellen Mond have had impressive performances throughout this game, their abilities both as passers and runners were on full display in overtime. The two signal callers were more than worth talking about, as they combined for 13 touchdowns (six for Burrow, seven for Mond) when the game finally wrapped up.
When all was said and done, it was a 74-72 win for the Aggies in seven overtimes, making the unfortunate Gatorade mishap even more brutal for LSU fans.
Mond walked away as the big winner (thanks to his team’s victory), as he threw for 287 yards with six touchdowns through the air. The Texas A&M signal-caller also connected on a game-winning two-point conversion in the seventh overtime for the win.