5 things from Texas A&M's epic 7-OT win over LSU
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Saturday represented the final full slate of regular-season games on the college football calendar this season, and the SEC matchup between LSU and Texas A&M ensured the campaign would end with a monstrous bang.

The two teams turned in a performance for the ages at Kyle Field, needing a whopping seven overtimes to decide the 74-72 final that ultimately went in the Aggies' favor.

Here are the five things from one of the wildest contests in recent memory.

It was the highest-scoring game in FBS history

A game that ended regulation tied at 31-31 wound up being the highest-scoring contest in FBS history. A combined 84 points in seven overtime sessions will do that. The 146 total points shattered the previous mark of 139 set by Western Michigan and Buffalo in 2017, and the seven extra frames tied the FBS record for longest game. LSU and Texas A&M met twice on the basketball court last season and didn't score as many points as Saturday night in either matchup.

It almost never happened

Texas A&M was the beneficiary of two favorable decisions by the officials in the final minute. First, the game looked to be over after Kellen Mond was intercepted with 29 seconds to play. Unfortunately for the Tigers, video review showed that Mond's knee was down before he launched the pass. That allowed the drive to continue with Mond eventually spiking the ball to stop the clock on LSU's 19-yard line. The game clock showed 0:00 when he made that play, but a review gave the Aggies one second for a final chance. And they took full advantage:

Eddie O got the Gatorade shower ... and lost

LSU was so sure that the game was over in regulation that they hit head coach Ed Orgeron with the celebratory Gatorade bath after the interception in the final minute. That means the excitable coach was left wearing a wet and sticky shirt for an additional 90 minutes as the game kept rolling along in overtime.

Rogers didn't have any catches in regulation

With two touchdowns and three two-point conversions in overtime, most people tuning in for the end of this epic affair probably assumed that Kendrick Rogers had a monster game for the Aggies. The sophomore star was virtually unguardable by the LSU secondary, yet somehow entered overtime without a catch in regulation. He certainly made up for that with a candidate for catch of the year in the third extra session.

Right-hand men throwing right hands

With Texas A&M having only been an SEC member since 2012, most wouldn't consider the annual matchup between the Aggies and LSU to be a true rivalry. This game, complete with a fight between assistant coaches afterward, may have done enough to change that.

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