In recent years, the Texas A&M Aggies have gained a reputation as a football team that will often build early leads and then throw them away. On Saturday at Ole Miss, the Aggies did the opposite, rallying from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to edge the Rebels, 30-27. Aggie fans seemed stunned by the result.
Texas A&M fan and blogger Ranger222 posted his instant reaction to the game at Good Bull Hunting. Among other things, he identified a poor offensive decision by Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze as a moment that allowed A&M to have a chance at victory:
... Ole Miss faced a 4th down and literally an inch while trying to run down the clock with just over three minutes left in the game (thanks for those generous spots you were giving all night to Ole Miss, side judge). Instead of doing the smart thing and QB sneaking it from under center for a sure first down, Hugh Freeze decides to put Bo Wallace in a shotgun formation and run that ball that was stuffed by Sean Porter and Howard Matthews. REALLY? I MEAN, REALLY? REALLY? Whatever man. Those are the type of reasons why Ole Miss hasn't won an SEC game since 2010.
No matter the reason, Aggie fans are thrilled that Texas A&M was able to get out of Oxford with a win. Commenter Q10fanatic said, "But the most important thing is that however they did it, the Ags are now alone in 3rd place in the SEC West!"
With the win, the Aggies improved to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in SEC play. Texas A&M next plays Louisiana Tech at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday in Ruston, La.