The Texas Longhorns have come roaring back behind its defense and special teams to grab a 24-16 lead over Texas A&M at the end of the third quarter.
The Texas defense has gotten really comfortable and that has been bad news for A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Carrington Byndom stepped in front of a Tannehill pass and raced 58 yards for a Longhorns' touchdown to cut the deficit to just 16-14.
On their next possession, A&M moved the ball to midfield with the aid of a late hit penalty by the Longhorns. The eventually stalled and the Aggies punted to Quandre Diggs who fielded the punt at the 10 and sprinted 81 yards to the Texas A&M nine yard line. Three plays later, Justin Tucker's 23 yard field goal gave the Longhorns their first lead of the game 17-16.
Texas A&M's offensive self destruction continued on the next possession when Ryan Tannehill threw his third interception of the game. Six plays later, Cody Johnson punched it in from the one yard line to extend the Texas lead to 24-16.
When the dust had settled, Texas had scored 17unanswered points while Texas A&M had thrown two interceptions, had one returned for a touchdown and surrendered an 81 yard punt return that set up a field goal.