Posted by Tom Fornelli
Okay, so we've had an entire day full of upset alerts that haven't quite panned out. Maybe it's our fault, because it seems that everytime we post about one, normalcy returns to whichever game we're spotlighting. If that is indeed the case, then you're going to owe us one, Texas A&M.
As things stand now in the third quarter of the Aggies game against FIU in College Station, the Golden Panthers hold a 20-6 lead.
The Aggies have turned the ball over four times, three of which have come on Jerrod Johnson interceptions, including one that was just returned 54 yards by Anthony Gaitor to make it 20-6. The Aggies are actually outgaining the Golden Panthers in total yards, and FIU has only converted on one of their 10 third down attempts, but thanks to the turnovers -- the Aggies have actually fumbled three times but only lost one -- they're in prime position to pull off a huge upset.
UPDATE: Texas A&M scored on a 37-yard touchdown run by Christine Michael early in the fourth quarter, but still trail 20-13.
UPDATE: The Aggies have tied it up at 20-20 on a 33-yard touchdown pass by Johnson to Terrence McCoy. There's still 7:07 left to play, but as for the moment it looks like the Upset Alerts tag has struck again. Mike Sherman owes us dinner.
UPDATE: And now, as we knew would happen, the Aggies have taken the lead thanks to a 40-yard scamper from Cyrus Gray. It's 27-20 Aggies with 4:29 left.
UPDATE : It's over, the Upset Alerts Curse lives. FIU had a chance, though, with a 1st and goal in closing minutes but couldn't get into the end zone. Final score: Texas A&M 27 FIU 20.