Down three key receivers in the Air Raid, the Aggie defense came to the rescue picking off Arkansas-Pine Bluff off a tipped ball near the goal line with a little under three minutes left in the game. It was the first interception thrown by the Golden Lions all season.
Paul Young hit a 37-yard field goal to put the Aggies up 20-17 with .7 seconds left and the Aggies avoided a catastrophic loss.
Chase Holbrook was injured midway through the fourth quarter, taking a shot to the ribs. Freshman J.J. McDermott came into the game on the next offensive possession. The Aggies were forced to punt and Arkansas-Pine Bluff got the ball inside the Aggie 30 yard line. That's when the Aggie defense came up with the game saving interception in the endzone.
Chase was still on the bench when the Aggies came out for their final drive. After the Aggies got the ball to their own 45, Chase, showing the same toughness he showed late last season, came back into the game to lead the Aggies down the field for the game winning field goal.
More coverage tomorrow.