No. 12 Olly Mays 11th out of Texas A&M 29-19 in defense
Oxford, Ms. – AJ Finley re-intercepted a 52-yard touchdown and Matt Corral threw for a 247-yard touchdown to lead the No. 12 Mississippi to a 29-19 win at No. 11 Texas A&M Saturday night.
The Rebels (8-2, 3-3 SE) held a 15-13 lead in the fourth quarter before an Ashanti Sistronic interception landed a 13-yard touchdown by Snoop Conner with 6:32 left.
Finley provided an unbeatable cushion in the following series, taking Zach Calzada’s throw and sending it back to the bottom of Texas A&M.
Texas A&M (7-3, 4-3) trailed 15-0 in the half, but trimmed the lead to 15-13 in the fourth quarter over a 24-yard run by Devon Achan and field goals from Seth Small.
Acane scored in the 9-yard dash to finish the scoring with 3:11 left.
Corral completed 24 of 37 passes and Caden Costa kicked field goals from 33 and 32 yards. Chance Campbell and Kidron Smith added safety by tackling Isaiah Spiller in the end zone in the first half.
The Rebels finished 504 yards off the total attack, most notably Geryon Eli with 24 holders for 152 yards and added 34 yards in four receptions.
Drummond had six receptions at 49 yards.
The Acane had 110 yards on 12 buggies. Calzada was 24 of 41 passing for 237 yards.
Texas A&M: The loss cut into a four-game winning steak and ended Aggies’ hopes of winning the SEC West title.
Ole Miss: A season of 10 wins and a berth of six New Year’s bowls on hand, the Rebels still have slim hopes for the SEC West title. Alabama will have to lose its last two games for the Ole Miss to have any chance.
The repercussions of the opinion poll
Rebels No. 12 spent one week in the top ten, and an impressive win could push them back into that company. The loss would bring down the Aggies, who remain in the top 25.
Texas A&M: The home finale is a visit from Prairie View A&M on Saturday.
Ole Miss: The Rebels complete a three-game home stand by hosting Vanderbilt Saturday.
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