ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tyler Wilson threw for a school-record 510 yards, Jarius Wright caught 13 passes for a school-record 281 yards and the No. 18 Arkansas Razorbacks turned an 18-point halftime deficit into a 42-38 victory Saturday, giving No. 14 Texas A&M a rude preview of life in their new conference.
"We played in the second half with a tremendous amount of heart, competitive spirit, toughness," Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. "It was a really good win."
Texas A&M scored five touchdowns in the first half, all on the ground against a defense that had allowed only a single rushing touchdown in four previous games.
The Razorbacks snapped back to form in the second half, yielding only a field goal, albeit one that gave the Aggies a 38-35 lead with 4:22 left.
Then Broderick Green ran 3 yards for a touchdown with 1:41 left to put Arkansas (4-1) ahead for the first time. One defensive stand later, the celebrations broke out among the Hogs' half of the 69,838 fans, further punctuated with chants of, "S-E-C! S-E-C!"
"We'll have some heart-to-hearts this week, particularly on Monday, about which direction we're going to go and make sure that what happened today doesn't happen again," Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman said.
Wilson shattered the school passing record of 409 set by Ryan Mallett against Vanderbilt last season. He was 30-for-51 with three touchdowns, including a pinpoint 68-yarder to Wright. He also ran for a two-point conversion that tied the score at 35, and led the nine-play, 80-yard drive for the winning touchdown.
Wright broke the school receiving record of 204 yards by halftime.