First Half – Offensive showcase
This game started off fast as both Ole Miss and Texas A&M scored touchdowns on their first two drives. Keith Ford scored first on a 1-yard touchdown on A&M’s opening drive marking Ford’s fourth straight game with a rushing touchdown. Damion Ratley caught a 10 yard touchdown pass on the following drive to tie the score at 14 near the end of the first quarter.
Both teams traded scores again in the second quarter as Nick Starkel ran one in from a yard out to tie the score again at 21. Ole Miss closed the half with a 28 yard field goal from Gary Wunderlich and took a 24-21 lead into halftime.
Nick Starkel had a solid night as well when he was allowed to throw the football. Starkel went 19-for-32 for 272 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Damion Ratley had a monster night, catching five balls for 111 yards and one touchdown.
Once again the Texas A&M defense was robbed of another defensive score as Texas A&M forced a fumble and was in the process of returning it back for a touchdown when the officials blew the play dead calling that the receiver down. After review, it was determined that it was actually a fumble and cost the Aggies 6 points. Finally…does anyone know what targeting is? Seriously anyone?