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Texas A&M Football

Defense in Review: Texas A&M 24, Ole Miss 17

October 22, 2019

• An interesting night for Mike Elko's defense. The Ags looked shaky at times, allowing some big plays (three runs covering 36 yards or more), a quick-strike touchdown via a 69-yard reverse and a 5-play, 65-yard drive to open up the second half. A&M also yielded 250 yards on the ground and 405 total yards to an Ole Miss offense that was anything but explosive during the first half of the season. 

However, the good outweighed the bad by a pretty wide margin. The Ags held dangerous running quarterback John Rhys Plumlee completely under wraps, allowed just a single touchdown in each half, came away with a big red zone stop in the third quarter, produced a pair of takeaways and returned one for a score and didn't let Ole Miss off of their own goal line in the fourth quarter, setting up the game-clinching TD drive by the offense.

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