Originally written on Fox Sports  |  By By Tully Corcoran  |  Last updated 9/19/13
Sometime after the shock wore off and the tears dried and the band stopped playing and the scoreboard went dark Saturday evening in College Station, Texas, Shannon Underwood found meaning in all the heartbreak. Her beloved Texas A&M Aggies had come up just a play or two short of beating No. 1 Alabama in one of the biggest games ever played at Kyle Field. They had started with a 14-0 lead, then fallen way behind, and nobody comes back against Alabama, a Crimson Tide that just never stops coming, never stops beating on you until you yearn for the sorry relief of defeat. But the Aggies came back -- almost. In the end, they were reduced to praying for a miracle. The onsides kick, a last-second touchdown ... something to extend the game a few more minutes ... to keep hope alive. And in all that, Underwood saw herself. "They never gave up," she said. "I'm at the point where I was thinking about that, like maybe this is it, this is done, what's the point?" Underwood has been battl...
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