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Southwest Classic Weekend in Review

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Seniors Ken Belden, Ian Moss, and Cooper Cox kneel while juniors Connor Joseph and Gavin Suel to push-ups.

This weekend Aggies traveled to Arlington and Fort Worth for the Southwest Classic.  Midnight Yell was held at the Fort Worth Stockyards at midnight on Sept. 23.  Texas A&M then defeated Arkansas 50-43 in overtime at AT&T Stadium in front of a crowd of 64,668.
Photos by Cassie Stricker and Carlie Russell

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  • Senior Yell Leader Ken Belden leads a yell at the Fort Worth Stockyards ahead of the Aggies’ matchup against Arkansas. 

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Junior Connor Joseph participates in his first Fort Worth Stockyard Yell Practice as a yell leader.

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  • Gavin Suel, Ian Moss, Ken Belden, and Connor Joseph stand together while Cooper Cox tells the crowd a story.

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  • Reveille IX and her handler, sophomore Jacob Scroggins, wait to run onto the field with the football team.

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  • Senior quarterback Jake Hubenak helps on the sideline.

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  • Junior Yell Leader Gavin Suel leads the crowd in The Spirit of Aggieland minutes before the game.

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  • Sophomore Tyrel Dodson had one of six sacks.

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  • Sophomore Trayveon Williams had 17 carries for 72 yards and a touchdown.

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  • Cadets cheer on the Aggies from the sidelines. 

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  • Texas A&M Head Coach Kevin Sumlin won his fourth straight game against Arkansas at the AT&T Stadium.

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  • Junior Christian Kirk, senior Damion Ratley and freshman Aaron Hansford celebrate the Aggies’ first touchdown.

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  • The Texas A&M offensive line is known as the ‘Maroon Goons.’

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  • Junior linebacker Cullen Gillaspia had a 14-yard kickoff return, his second of the season.

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  • Freshman Kellen Mond hands the ball off to sophomore Trayveon Williams.

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  • Christian Kirk’s 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter is tied for the longest kickoff return at AT&T Stadium.

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  • The Aggie Band lines up at the south end of the AT&T Stadium.

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  • A Texas A&M drum major marches with the band during half time.

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  • This was Reveille IX’s third time in the AT&T Stadium.

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  • Freshman wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon had five receptions for 48 yards.

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  • Senior wide receiver Damion Ratley had an explosive 50-yard play at AT&T Stadium as the Aggies went on to defeat Arkansas.

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  • Junior kicker Daniel LaCamera hit a crucial field goal late in the fourth quarter to tie the game and send them into overtime. 

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  • True freshman Kellen Mond had a 51.9% completion rate in Saturday’s game.

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  • Senior running back Keith Ford had a 100+ yard rushing game.

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  • Junior defensive back Deshawn Capers-Smith recorded a solo tackle.

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  • A cadet waves his 12th Man towel towards the crowd.

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  • There were 64,668 people in attendance for the Southwest Classic.

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  • Senior Yell Leaders Ian Moss and Ken Belden show off their new Aggie Rings.

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  • Senior Armani Watts intercepted the ball at the end of overtime to seal the Aggies’ victory over Arkansas on Sept. 23.

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  • Junior defensive back Cullen Gillaspia celebrates in the end zone after the Aggies win in overtime. 

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  • Former Arkansas football player and Cowboys Hall of Fame owner Jerry Jones stands beside the Southwest Classic trophy.

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  • The Aggies pose with Coach Kevin Sumlin and Jerry Jones after defeating Arkansas 50-43.

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  • The Aggies celebrate defeating Arkansas in overtime with the Aggie War Hymn.

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  • Junior Cullen Gillaspia recovers an onside kick in the 4th quarter. This game was Gillaspia’s 17th straight start.

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  • Senior Zaycoven Henderson pumps up the crowd.

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  • Senior Jarrett Johnson sneaks up on Arkansas QB Austin Allen for the sack.

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  • Sophomore Tyrel Dodson takes down the Arkansas QB.

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  • Freshman quarterback Kellen Mond avoids a tackle. Mond rushed for a career high 109 yards.

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  • Junior Christian Kirk celebrates after his 81 yard touchdown catch. This career long catch was one of his three touchdowns of the day.

    Photo by Photo by Carlie Russell
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  • Senior Keith Ford breaks a tackle for a first down. Ford carried the ball 14 times for a total of 102 yards.

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  • Senior Keith Ford looks for an opening in the Arkansas defense.

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  • Kellen Mond looks for an open receiver. Mond completed 14 of 27 passes for 216 yards.

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  • Christian Kirk enters the end zone with an 81 yard catch and run midway through the first quarter.

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  • Freshman Aaron Hansford and senior Damion Ratley run off the field after Kirk’s touchdown.

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  • Sophomore Larry Pryor Jr. makes a tackle. 

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