At the start of the first quarter, Calzada had forced into the game by Haynes King, whose apparent lower-body injury exited the game at the start of the first quarter.
During the whole game, Calzada and A&M fought hard to accumulate just six first downs and 126 yards on the game-winning drive. In the series before the touchdown by Spiller, Calzada seemed to have scored a 13-yard touchdown himself, but he lost the ball before crossing the boundary. In this series, however, a replay turned around. This led to regeneration and touchback in Colorado.
At that time, Calzada hit Devon Achane wide open for a gain of 25 yards, and Spiller found a 3rd-and-9 play in the last zone with only 2:41 remaining on the clock.
It was a game in which the defense held the Aggies long enough to keep them together in the game, and all they needed was a score.
Since Calzada seems to be on the right track next week, A&M still has big worries about the offense, as King was seeing him on a medical boat on the side of the Aggies in the 2nd half.