Texas A&M Football: Aggies win a tale of two halves vs Ole Miss

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It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t great, but Texas A&M football pulled out a big win in Oxford over Ole Miss to improve to 7-4.

Texas A&M likes to run on first down a lot. The offensive line struggled a lot. No one knows what targeting is anymore. But Texas A&M got a big SEC win on the road, knocking off Ole Miss 31-24 Saturday night in Oxford. Texas A&M improved to 7-4 on the season and 4-3 in conference play.

The Aggies entered the game 6-4 (3-3 SEC) and were mathematically still in the race for a 9-4 season and thus an improvement from back-to-back-to-back years of 8-5 finishes. Texas A&M had recently put the offense back in the hands of redshirt freshman Nick Starkel who had missed most of the season following injury in their season opener.

Ole Miss had an up-and-down season just like Texas A&M. The Rebels entered 5-5 (2-4) but were coming off consecutive wins over Kentucky and Louisiana. With new quarterback Jordan Ta’amu at the rains the Rebels had experienced a rejuvenated offense and were prepared to trade punches with the Aggies in Oxford.

The score remained tight from wire to wire, but Saturday night was a tale of two halves.