The Texas A&M football team did not get the win against No. 15 Ole Miss. The Aggies will not hit their goals of the SEC Championship Game or College Football Playoff this season — for now, that’s okay.
At the end of the day, A&M’s College Football Playoff chances in 2021 were far-fetched, even if they were still possible. With injuries, a backup quarterback, and a tough schedule to finish the year, this may have not been “the year.”
And even though the Aggies played a strong football game against Ole Miss, a few things went wrong that were indicative of how the entire season went for this A&M football team. Here are three of those things.
No. 1: The Texas A&M football team had too many turnovers
With a team that thrives offensively like the Ole Miss Rebels, Texas A&M had to win the turnover battle. If they didn’t win the turnover battle, everybody knew it would be an uphill battle. Guess what — that’s exactly what happened.
The Aggies didn’t lose the turnover battle by some outrageous margin — A&M turned the ball over twice to the Rebels’ once.
These two interceptions, however, virtually ended this game. The first was when the Aggies were trailing 13-15, putting Ole Miss in perfect field position for a drive that separated them. On the next drive, Calzada would throw another interception — this one was brought back for a touchdown by Ole Miss, virtually ending the game.
If not for these two bad throws, who knows how this one could have ended.