Jashaun Corbin had the first 100-yard kickoff return to start a game for Texas A&M since 1994, Trayveon Williams ran for 153 yards with two touchdowns and the Aggies beat Arkansas 24-17 on Saturday for coach Jimbo Fisher’s first Southeastern Conference victory.

Corbin, a true freshman, fielded his first career return at the edge of the end zone and took off before shooting through an open gap across the field toward the opposite sideline. He streaked by the A&M bench and scored untouched to put the Aggies (3-2, 1-1 SEC) ahead to stay.

Texas A&M kick returner Jashaun Corbin (7) avoids the diving tackle of Arkansas kicker Connor Limpert as he returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Williams, whose 1-yard score capped A&M’s first possession, had a 4-yard TD with 5 minutes left that made it 24-10 and proved to be the decisive score.

“I didn’t think we played real well,” Fisher said. “We played in spurts. I thought we came out and started well, had some great things off the beginning, lost control of the game. … Probably played our worst football game of the year by far.”

Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey (4) tries to avoid the pressure from Texas A&M defensive lineman Landis Durham (46) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Storey was sacked on the play. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Arkansas (1-4, 0-2) was already down 17-0 after having minus-3 total yards with no first downs and punting on each of its first four offensive possessions.

Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams (5) turns upfield against Arkansas during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Texas A&M won 24-17. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

“Took a huge punch on the first play of the game,” first-year Arkansas coach Chad Morris said. “But the thing that you saw was guys that rallied back, they fought back.”

Because of two interceptions thrown by Kellen Mond and two missed field goals by Seth Small, the Razorbacks still had a chance when they got the ball back with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game. But their attempt to force overtime for the fourth time in the last five games in the series ended when Donovan Wilson intercepted a pass by Ty Storey with 1:11 left.

Arkansas defensive back Ryan Pulley (11) signals no good on a missed field goal by Texas A&M place kicker Seth Small (47) as Texas A&M defensive lineman Max Wright (93) looks on during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Texas A&M won 24-17. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Texas A&M, whose losses are to No. 1 Alabama and then-No. 2 Clemson, has won seven consecutive games against former Southwest Conference rival Arkansas since they reconnected in the SEC in 2012. It’s the longest winning streak by either team in the 75-game series that dates back to 1903.

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher tries to calm his players after tempers flared on the field during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

THE TAKEAWAY

Arkansas: The Razorbacks are going to have a difficult time getting an SEC victory in their first season under coach Chad Morris without some drastic improvement, especially on offense. They had only 248 total yards, most of that coming on its two 75-yard touchdowns drives — Storey had a 29-yard TD pass to Mike Woods after Cole Kelley’s earlier keeper for a 1-yard score. They went three-and-out on seven possessions.

Arkansas defensive back Ryan Pulley (11) signals no good on a missed field goal by Texas A&M place kicker Seth Small (47) as Small and holder Braden Mann (34) look on during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Texas A&M won 24-17. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Texas A&M: Mond didn’t account for a touchdown for the first time this season and threw both of his interceptions before halftime — both right to linebacker Dre Greenlaw. But Mond was 17-of-26 passing for 201 yards and the Aggies also have one of the SEC’s top running backs in Williams.

Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams (5) celebrates after defeating Arkansas 24-17 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

UP NEXT

Arkansas plays No. 1 Alabama next Saturday in the first of five consecutive home games, four on campus and one in Little Rock.

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher celebrates with his players after defeating Arkansas 24-17 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Texas A&M is home next Saturday night to play No. 17 Kentucky, then plays three road games in a row.

Texas A&M wide receiver Camron Buckley stretches for extra yardage as he is brought down by Arkansas defenders Dre Greenlaw (23) and De’Jon Harris during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

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Source: The Associated Press

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