The Rebels got the third quarter started with a long drive which began at their own 10-yard line. Seventeen plays, 80 yards and 7:24 later, Ole Miss kicker Bryson Rose put the Rebels ahead 20-17 with his 23-yard field goal.
The Aggies quickly countered, driving down to the Rebel’s 3-yard line. The big play of the drive came in the form of a 38-yard rush by Aggies’ quarterback Johnny Manziel, taking Texas A&M down to the Rebels 20.
But Manziel was sacked and had the ball knocked loose, and the fumble was recovered by Ole Miss. The Rebels were forced to punt, but the kick was fumbled by Texas A&M and recovered by Ole Miss. The Rebels ended the quarter on the Aggies' 4-yard line, threatening to score.