The Southeastern Conference's final regular season game of the 2018 campaign was its very best. In the highest-scoring game in FBS history, No. 22 Texas A&M outlasted No. 7 LSU in a seven-overtime instant classic to secure a 74-72 win in College Station.
Yeah, let that sink in.
HISTORIC GAME IN COLLEGE STATION!— ESPN (@espn) November 25, 2018
No. 22 Texas A&M upsets No. 7 LSU in 7-OT in the highest scoring game in FBS history. pic.twitter.com/F3ezxMA0rR
Over 1,000 yards of total offense. The longest game ever played between ranked teams. More drama than five seasons of Breaking Bad. Yes, in the SEC, it just means more.
We thought we'd seen the play of the game when Aggies QB Kellen Mond found Quartney Davis for a miraculous touchdown as time expired, with the subsequent PAT tying the game at 31 and sending this thing to overtime. But it was suddenly, in every sense of the word, a whole new ball game.
Did I mention that LSU gave coach Ed Orgeron a Gatorade bath in the dying moments of the fourth quarter?
UNREAL.— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 25, 2018
This TD catch forced 4OT!
Instant classic between LSU and Texas A&M in College Station! pic.twitter.com/FnqmeanbBK
It's a shame that someone had to take a loss here. This game was an absolute classic that even managed to surpass college football's two previous seven-overtime stunners of yore-- who can forget the 2001 Ole Miss-Arkansas slobberknocker that the Hogs won 58-56? Or the 2003 Arkansas-Kentucky thriller that ended 71-63 in favor of (*checks notes*), why, yes, Arky won that one, too.
Well, history loves company.
And on the final night of regular season football in the SEC, the Pantheon had to make a little more room for a gorgeous throwdown between two schools that just wouldn't quit.
We aren't even worthy.