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Looking back: Justin Tucker’s game-winning kick against Texas A&M

Posted November 24th, 2015

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It’s been four years since the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies played each other on the football field and a few things have changed since then. A&M made their move into the Southeastern Conference and both teams now boast new head coaches and staff. One thing that hasn’t changed however, is the delight Longhorns fans experience while watching Justin Tucker complete the game-winning field goal in the final game of the rivalry series –  a clutch move Tucker has repeated into his NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens.

On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Texas seemed to have things going against them. They were playing in a packed and rowdy College Station stadium and down 24-25 with 3 seconds left in the game. The team found itself in a position to win the game with a 40-yard field goal attempt. After warming up on the sidelines, Tucker prepared for the field goal attempt only to get iced when A&M called a timeout.

11/24/2011 - Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN - UT kicker Justin Tucker kicks the game-winning field goal with three seconds left on the clock against Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station on Thursday Nov. 24, 2011.
UT kicker Justin Tucker kicks the game-winning field goal with three seconds left on the clock against Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station on Thursday Nov. 24, 2011. (Jay Janner/American-Statesman)

That didn’t stop Tucker though, as he completed the kick then proceeded to dash away from the action as he celebrated.

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11/24/2011 - Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN - UT kicker Justin Tucker (19) celebrates his game-winning feild goal against Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station on Thursday Nov. 24, 2011.
UT kicker Justin Tucker (19) celebrates his game-winning feild goal against Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station on Thursday Nov. 24, 2011. (Jay Janner/American-Statesman)

His teammates caught up and dogpiled him, eventually lifting Tucker into the air while Aggie players sulked and fans stood in disbelief.

ORG XMIT: TXDP125 Texas kicker Justin Tucker (19) is lifted up by teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal as time expired in an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in College Station, Texas. Texas beat Texas A&M 27-25. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Texas kicker Justin Tucker (19) is lifted up by teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal as time expired in an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in College Station, Texas. Texas beat Texas A&M 27-25. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Relive the end of the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry, which ended with a record 76-37-5 in the Longhorns favor, by watching the video below.

 

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