ARLINGTON, Texas -- With sometimes as much a month between games, trick plays are a staple of any bowl game.
Texas A&M made sure the AT&T Cotton Bowl was no exception.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill pitched it to running back Cyrus Gray, who pulled up and found a wide-open Uzoma Nwachukwu in the back of the end zone, thanks to a defender who fell in coverage. The Aggies lead 17-14 after the score.
The 14-yard touchdown catch was Nwachukwu's second of the game, and capped off a big drive that stretched 78 yards in seven plays. The Aggies needed the drive badly after losing almost all the momentum from its 10-0 start, and playing with a tired defense getting run down by the LSU running game.
Good trick plays become great when they're run at the perfect time. The Aggies couldn't have picked a better time to hit theirs.