Texas A&M had a scary moment against UTEP on Saturday when running back Tra Carson was hurt in a collision in the fourth quarter that caused him to be taken off the field on a stretcher.
Carson went down after his second carry of the game (his first of the night was for a touchdown) after being hit from the side by UTEP linebacker Darnell Murray on a toss sweep. Carson fumbled on the play and it was recovered by the Miners.
At first, it looked like Carson was just shaken up a bit. He was seen feeling his neck as a teammate tried to help him up and then he fell back on the stadium turf. He remained motionless in front of a dead-silent stadium for several minutes while he was stabilized by trainers.
The good news is that Carson did move his extremities as he left the field and it appears he should be okay.
A&M was leading UTEP (1-7), 57-7, at the time of Carson’s injury and that turned out to be the final score of the game. Quarterback Johnny Manziel accounted for six touchdowns (4 in the air, 2 on the ground) and 341 yards of total offense as the Aggies moved to 7-2 on the year.