Texas A&M got into trouble against the red-hot Oklahoma Sooners early in Wednesday’s do-or-die game at the College World Series in Omaha.

Needing to beat the Sooners twice in a row to advance to the title series, the Aggies fell behind 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning, thanks to a 3-run home run by Oklahoma Jimmy Crooks off A&M pitcher Ryan Prager.

Those were the only 3 earned runs Prager allowed, giving up a fourth unearned run in the third inning.

But, even when Jacob Palisch took over and threw 5.2 innings of 1-run baseball, the Texas A&M bats couldn’t figure out Oklahoma pitchers David Sandlin and Trevin Michael. Sandlin allowed only 1 run in 7 innings while striking out 12, then Michael closed out the game for the Sooners.

Dylan Rock provided the only run of the day for the Aggies in the 5-1 loss, hitting a solo shot in the top of the 6th inning:

Now, Oklahoma — a team that finished below .500 last year — will advance to the final series. It will face an SEC team — either Ole Miss or Arkansas.

Meanwhile, Texas A&M is a program on the rise after making it all the way to Omaha in Jim Schlossnagle’s first year at the helm of the team.