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Post-Game Review: Ole Miss 35, Texas A&M 20

October 11, 2014
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The Texas A&M offense gave up almost as many touchdowns as it managed and the defense had difficulty containing Bo Wallace in a 35-20 Southeastern Conference football loss to third-ranked Ole Miss Saturday night.

A record crowd of more than 110,000 at Kyle Field was left disappointed as Wallace rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another.

That alone would have been difficult for the No. 14 Aggies (5-2, 2-2 in the SEC) to overcome. But A&M's hopes for avoiding a second consecutive loss were further damaged by an interception return for a touchdown by Cody Prewitt and a fumble return for a score by Keith Lewis.

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A&M trailed 21-0 at halftime, but made a bid to get back into contention when Trey Williams scored on a three-yard run midway through the third quarter.

The Aggie defense then forced a punt, but A&M could not move the football on the ensuing possession.

Ole Miss then put the game out of reach on Wallace’s touchdown pass to Quincy Adeboyejo.

Rising: Myles Garrett’s sack total is steadily climbing. He sacked Wallace on Ole Miss’ first series; that raised Garrett’s total to 7.5. He needs one more to break the SEC single-season freshman record of eight set by Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina.

Falling: A week ago the Aggies were sixth in the AP poll. They fell to 14th after a loss to Mississippi State last Saturday. Now, they figure to fall out of the top 20 after another lopsided setback. The Aggies may be falling out of the national rankings.

Best hands: Speedy Noil stretched out to haul in a 12-yard pass in the third quarter despite close coverage by Ole Miss’ Mike Hilton. The catch on 2nd-and-12 gave the Aggies a first down and was a key play on the Aggies’ scoring drive. Noil had 11 catches for 105 yards.

Best hit: Devonta Burns delivered a jarring hit on Ole Miss’ Mark Dodson during a third-quarter kickoff return. Burns' hard tackle stopped Dodson at the 19-yard line. The Rebels punted three plays later.

Turning point: Midway through the first quarter Ole Miss took possession after a Drew Kaser punt pinned the Rebels back at their own one-yard line.

No matter.

Wallace led Ole Miss on a 99-yard scoring drive which showed the A&M defense would not consistently be able to stop the Rebels. Ole Miss picked up 81 yards on first downs on the nine-play drive that resulted in a 14-0 lead. Ole Miss’ defense had not allowed 14 points in any game this season.

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Standing ‘O’: The Kyle Field crowd of 110,633 was the largest for an SEC football game. The previous SEC record was 109,061 at Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium to see the Volunteers defeat Florida in 2004. It was also the largest crowd for a football game in the state of Texas, eclipsing the record of 105,121 to see the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in 2009.

Scoring summary

First quarter
OM: Bo Wallace 4-yard run (Gary Wunderlich kick). Key play: Quincy Adeboyejo 31-yard pass from Wallace. OM 7, A&M 0

OM: Wallace 10-yard run (Wunderlich kick). Key play: Cody Core 18-yard pass from Wallace to the A&M 10-yard line. OM 14, A&M 0

Second quarter
OM: Cody Prewitt 75-yard interception return. (Wunderlich kick). OM 21, A&M 0

Third quarter
A&M: Trey Williams 3-yard run (Josh Lambo kick). Key play: Tre Carson 5-yard run on fourth-and-two. OM 21, A&M 7

OM: Adeboyejo 33-yard pass from Wallace (Wunderlich kick). Key play: Wallace scramble for 9 yards on third-and-eight. OM 28, A&M 7

Fourth quarter
OM: Keith Lewis 21-yard fumble return (Wunderlick kick). OM 35, A&M 7
A&M: Josh Reynolds 24-yard pass from Kenny Hill. (Lambo kick). OM 35, A&M 14
A&M: Sabian Holmes 13-yard pass from Hill (no kick). OM 35, A&M 20
 
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