We've heard plenty of times about the "Kick-Six," or about the countless games saved by a Hail Mary at the final second. The 2022 Southwest Classic had both fan bases wondering "Did that really just happen?" after a particularly amazing play — and no, we're not talking about the scoop and score. If you're an Arkansas fan, be prepared to hear about the so-called "Oink-Doink" for years to come.
Razorbacks Bring Southwest Classic to Razor's Edge
After the Aggies managed to take a 23-14 lead going into the fourth quarter, it was up to the Razorbacks to get back into the end zone if they wanted to win the game.
Quarterback KJ Jefferson and the Hogs made it down the field after a 13-play drive that ended with a 6-yard rushing touchdown by Jefferson himself. With just 10:05 left in the game and a two-point differential, it was now or never for the Razorbacks to come back.
A&M's next drive didn't result in anything, as the Razorbacks forced the team into making a 53-yard field goal attempt that kicker Randy Bond missed. The ball returned into the hands of the red and white with 6:30 remaining.
Arkansas moved the ball as far down the field as it could and, with 90 seconds left, Cam Little prepared to kick a 42-yard field goal. During the entire matchup, the Razorbacks hadn't opted for a field goal once, and this was the moment Little was waiting for. He'd made every single extra point so far, and a field goal shouldn't have been a problem for the sophomore. However, the unexpected should have been expected when it comes to the Southwest Classic.
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Little lined up to make his kick, and the ball was snapped. From the second the football left his cleat, Arkansas fans cheered while A&M fans held their breaths. The ball sailed to the right before hitting the very tip of the right upright and bouncing right back into the end zone. Hey, at least the Razorbacks got the ball into the end zone — even if it wasn't for a touchdown. The entire Aggie fan base joined in triumphant cheers while Arkansas fans were shell-shocked.
In all my years of watching college football, I have never seen a go-ahead field goal end like this. From the angle I had on the field, it looked as if it was just going to the far right — and, apparently, A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher thought so, too.
"When he kicked it, I thought it was going to be wide right," Fisher told the media after the game. "The angle I had I couldn't see. When he kicked it, I thought it was going wide right completely. I really did."
Social media had a field day with this play. From adding "My Heart Will Go On" to dubbing the play the "Oink-Doink," college football fans wasted no time adding to Arkansas' heartbreak.
the Oink Doink & Titanic music were meant to go together. pic.twitter.com/NBkNbvHhRa
— Mikey McNuggets (@MikeLucasTV) September 25, 2022
With Arkansas's next matchup being against No. 2 Alabama, one has to wonder if the uprights will haunt the players' dreams the night before and if this is just the beginning of a very long season for the Razorbacks.
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