3. The offense still has a lot of work to do
In the first half of Saturday’s game the offense went back and forth with the Rebels. The Aggies were able to match them nearly score for scoring during the first half. Nick Starkel began the game 7-of-8 for 103 yards and a touchdown. He picked it up right where he left off after a dominant 400 yards and four touchdowns against New Mexico last weekend.
However, following that hot start the offense would continue to wane as the game wore on. After the hot start Starkel finished 12-of-24 for 169 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.
With the opportunity to put the game on ice the Aggies had the ball at first and goal with just over two minutes remaining in the game. They could not get into the endzone. Instead they would settle for a short field goal, extending their lead to seven points, but putting the onus back on the defense to close the game out.
Texas A&M scored 10 points in the second half. While it proved to be enough to get the job done the offense did not contribute very much to the effort. Other than the Daniel LaCamera in the final two minutes, the offense was silenced by an Ole Miss defense that does not hold a candle to the better units in the SEC.