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No. 5 Texas A&M rallies to defeat Colorado 10-7, loses QB Haynes King out for game

The Aggies lost their starting QB for the game with a leg injury, but eventually got the win.

Texas A&M v Colorado
Zach Calzada of the Texas A&M Aggies attempts a pass against the Colorado Buffaloes during the second quarter at Empower Field At Mile High on September 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado
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The No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies go on to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes 10-7 despite a shaky effort from backup QB Zach Calzada in relief of Haynes King. Calzada had a touchdown taken away from him in stunning fashion early in the fourth quarter and it looked like the Aggies were done.

Texas A&M’s defense ultimately got a stop and Calzada made the most of his new opportunity. He found Isaiah Spiller for a tough third down conversion before going to him again for what would be the game-winning touchdown.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher will be pleased with his defense, but has to be worried about King’s status for the rest of the season. Texas A&M has three relatively light games (although nothing seems light after this result) before the showdown of the season against Alabama.

The Aggies were a 17-point favorite before the game, but are just a 6.5 point favorite on the second half line at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the post-intermission total set at 23.5.

The Buffs struck first in Denver when star running back Jarek Broussard scampered in from two yards out. Texas A&M added a field goal before halftime. The Aggies were out-gained in yardage 206-81 in the first half overall.