Texas A&M Football and new head football coach Jimbo Fisher come back home to face head coach Matt Luke and his Ole Miss Rebels.
Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M football team come off their most disappointing performance of the year in a 28-24 loss at the hands of Auburn last Saturday afternoon. The Aggies once again had a halftime lead 17-14 and a lead into the fourth at 24-14, but that would all end when Auburn rallied to score two touchdowns in the final seven minutes to pull off the win.
The Aggies would score first on another Seth Small field goal, Auburn took the lead after an Aggie miscue on an option play. A&M would take the next possession 75 yards on five plays to retake the lead. Auburn would take the lead back, but the Aggies responded right before halftime.
The second half was a very different half from the first. The Aggies scored on the opening possession, but that would be it. Their next six possessions ended with three punts, two turnovers and one missed field goal. A&M had their chances to put the Tigers away, but could not do it.
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Kellen Mond and the offense struggled again in the passing game. The run made hay rushing for over 200 yards in the game. Mond went 16-for-32 for 220 yards and one touchdown. The interception he threw came in the fourth quarter which gave the Tigers the spark they needed.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Aggies held Mississippi State to 278 yards and only 19 of that on the ground. A big chunk of the Tigers offense came on their scoring drives in the fourth quarter. They gained 129 yards on those two drives.
As we look forward to the Ole Miss game, the number of injuries is grew by a couple in the Auburn game.
Like most college coaches, Fisher does not discuss injuries on a regular basis, but based on the his media interviews this week, there are a couple of injuries for Week 11.
- Erik McCoy is listed as probable for Ole Miss with a leg injury.
- Camron Buckley is questionable with a head injury.
- Jared Hocker is out indefinitely with a leg injury.
- Daniel LaCamera has been ruled out for the season with a foot injury.
- Jhamon Ausbon has been upgraded to questionable with a foot injury.
- Michael Clemons is out indefinitely with a foot injury.
- Ikenna Okeke is out for the season with a knee injury.
- Anthony Hines III is out for the season with a lower leg injury.
- Clifford Chattman is out indefinitely with a foot injury
Ole Miss week means the Aggies get another opportunity to beat the Rebels at Kyle Field for the first time in over 40 years. The last win came in 1975 when the No. 9 Aggies won 7-0.