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Tennessee falls to Texas A&M in 2OT loss

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The 9th ranked Tennessee Vols took on the 8th ranked Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday.

The Vols have started off their season 5-0 for the first time since 1998 and are coming off consecutive dramatic comeback wins over Florida and Georgia. In which, this game with the Aggies followed the dramatics.

The Vols suffered several injuries and had seven turnovers during the game, but they managed to work their second half magic once again.

Tennessee scored three touchdowns in the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter and rallied to force overtime at Texas A&M, but those seven UT turnovers and too many empty possessions led to the Vols' first loss of the season as the Aggies prevailed, 45-38, in double overtime at Kyle Field.

The Vols are now 2-1 to begin Southeastern Conference play in 2016.

UT's last double overtime game came on Sept. 12, 2015 in a 31-24 loss against Oklahoma in Knoxville, Tenn.

With the loss, the Vols had their win streak snapped at 11 games dating back to 2015, the fifth-longest win streak in school history. It was the longest UT win streak since the Vols won 14 in row, spanning a 13-0 season in 1998 to a victorious first game in 1999.

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