A&M quarterback Kellen Mond ran for 67 yards to give the Aggies (8-5) a 21-14 lead early in the fourth quarter. Tre Sterling, who missed the first half of the game due to a targeting hit against Oklahoma, had a chance to tackle Mond around the 25 but the Aggie QB alluded the diving attempt.
On their next possession, the Cowboys (8-5) went for it on fourth-and-1 from the A&M 34, but OSU redshirt sophomore QB Spencer Sanders was stopped.
The Aggies tacked on a 24-yard field goal to make it 24-14 with about 3 minutes to go.
OSU cut the deficit to 24-21 with 1:04 to go when graduate transfer Dru Brown connected with Braydon Johnson from 5 yards out. The Cowboys attempted an onside kick, but A&M recovered it to end a four-game winless streak against OSU.
Chuba Hubbard ran for 158 yards on 19 carries for 2,094 rushing yards this season as the second OSU running back in history to reach the 2,000 milestone. Former Cowboy Barry Sanders holds the FBS record for most rushing yards in a single season with 2,850 during his 1988 Heisman Trophy winning season.
Mond fumbled on A&M’s first drive and OSU recovered it, but the Cowboys came up empty when Matt Ammendola missed a 53-yard field goal.
The Cowboys took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when they capped a 97-yard rive with a 42-yard pass by Johnson, who sliced up the middle of the A&M defense and down the left sideline.
Brown hit Johnson with a 57-yard pass later in the first to put OSU in the red zone before Brown ran into the endzone on the next play for a 14-0 lead. Brown threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns in his final college game.
OSU forced another fumble by Mond in the second quarter, but the Cowboys failed to capitalize again and punted it away.
Isaiah Spiller put the Aggies on the scoreboard on the next drive with a 1-yard plunge into the endzone.
Ammednola had a chance to add to OSU’s lead before halftime, but his 46-yard field goal attempt soared left.
The Cowboys held Mond to 95 passing yards and forced two fumbles early. He bounced back in the second half with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jhamon Ausbon to tie it 14-14 at 2:32 into the third quarter.