Texas A&M needed this in the worst way.
Most of the first half was brutal for the Aggies as they took on Mississippi State on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium. The Bulldogs raced to a 28-7 lead late in the second quarter, and Texas A&M appeared to be ready to face a 21-point deficit at halftime.
Not so fast.
Aggies wide receiver Christian Kirk returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown with 19 seconds left in the second quarter, cutting Mississippi State’s lead to 28-14. Check out the speed and athleticism Kirk showed to break away from Bulldogs defenders below:
1. STOP KICKING TO CHRISTIAN KIRK
2. I feel so bad for #64 on MSU. At least he tried. pic.twitter.com/2ecyYKoxoj
— Jack McGuire (@TailgateHeisman) November 5, 2016
Time will show if Texas A&M can complete the comeback in the second half. Still, that was a miserable start for the Aggies. Without Kirk’s return, Texas A&M would have faced a tough, tough challenge after halftime.
But a 14-point deficit looks a whole lot better than a 21-point hole.