Texas A&M Football team avoids a trap-game loss against Mississippi State
Texas A&M’s game against Mississippi State was a textbook trap game. The Bulldogs were having a rough season with a 1-3 record at the time, while the Aggies were coming off of an emotional win against the Florida Gators in a game that we’ll talk about later.
The final score makes this game seem a bit closer than it was — the Bulldogs scored a touchdown in garbage time. That said the Aggies would have liked to win this one with a little more comfort.
Thankfully, Texas A&M’s defense stepped up in a huge way, only allowing one offensive touchdown for Mississippi State throughout the game. The other touchdown? A third-quarter Kellen Mond pick-six that brought the underdog within a touchdown.
Thankfully, the Aggies would bounce back, putting this game away with touchdowns on each of the next two drives, establishing a three-touchdown lead.
On the defensive end, A&M forced two turnovers and only allowed 217 total yards of offense for the Bulldogs. Offensively, the primary production came from the runningbacks, with Isaiah Spiller and Ainias Smith combining for 166 yards. Spiller would finish the game with two touchdowns.