COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Whether you witnessed it first hand in the stands at Kyle Field or took it in from your living room couch, chances are you'll never forget where you were when the Aggies topped LSU in the highest-scoring game in college football history.
A nearly five hour marathon, seven overtimes long that tallied over 140 combined points: it truly was a game for the ages.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher said, "How proud I am of our players. This is about the players. Period. And the reason being is like I've said before, I think we've improved a lot in a lot of areas on this team. It hasn't always come out in the results in some critical moments, but they're starting to get over that hump."
The first hump eclipsed was a seven game losing streak to the Tigers. Saturday's win took care of that, and secured a second place finish in the SEC West standings, A&M's highest since 2012.
"We talked about it, listen. We may not win the championship this year, but the legacy and standard is going to be set by what you do," said Fisher.
"I think it was a big step forward. Obviously we dropped some games down the stretch that i think we definitely should have won but besides that, we finished with three straight wins. That' huge and just a big step forward for our program," added senior linebacker Otaro Alaka.
But the Aggies had to get over multiple humps to come away with a win. The Tigers outscored A&M 21-7 in the second half of regulation, but Kellen Mond's connection with Quartney Davis made up for it, sending the game to overtime.
Mond, who threw six touchdown passes in the game and ran for another, said,"Quartney made two big plays, those are big plays those just aren't normal plays for them. But the way the receivers stepped up and Jace stepped up was phenomenal tonight and that's what we need from them."
But the biggest receiver to step up? Kendrick Rogers. We all remember when he exploded onto the scene with big catches against Clemson. Once again number 13 shined under the brightest lights and biggest stage, scoring four times in overtime, including the game-winner.
Fisher said, "He can be one heckuva football player and the plays he made the things he did and coming out in critical times. He made those plays, he did."
"These are moments you live for," said Rogers. "So no matter what's going on with your body, you want to be out there. You just have to talk yourself out of it and mentally fight through it."
The Aggies finish the regular season 8-4 overall and 5-3 in SEC play.
They await news of their next game, which could likely be a bowl game in Florida.