A back and forth battle that went to the brink with the Wildcats coming up short in double overtime.
The 41 to 34 loss was a tough one to take, but it gives the Cats a chance to learn from it as they move into this week.
Head coach Ken Collums said "I just told them 'You know what this sort of feels a lot like life sometimes where you can do everything right, you can be in the game, you can come back, you can work as hard as you can work, but sometimes things just don't work out and that's just sports and that's life and that's a teachable moment."
Defensive End Nick Richardson said "Every time we play Tarleton it's pretty much a dogfight. For the last two years even in Cowboys Stadium, and when we went up to their field two years ago it was a dogfight. I think most of the veterans were expecting a dogfight so we were pretty much ready for that."