No. 2: The Texas A&M football team had a handful of costly miscues
Remember how I mentioned Zach Calzada’s two interceptions thrown that took Texas A&M out of this game? Those weren’t the only miscues.
Heck, even the first interception thrown was not Calzada’s fault. His pass could have been better, but the ball slipped through Demond Demas’s hands into an Ole Miss defender’s hands. It was an extremely unlucky play, but it is what it is. Demas also had a dropped touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that would have put the Aggies ahead.
These two plays alone had huge implications on momentum, and without them, A&M might win this game. But again, they didn’t.
And these weren’t the only miscues by the Aggies on Saturday night. Earlier in the contest, Isaiah Spiller was taken down his own endzone for a safety. This happened four minutes before halftime, and thankfully for Jimbo Fisher, his defense was able to limit the Rebels to a punt on the next possession.
Still, this brought the game to a 15-point halftime deficit.
In top-15 games, small miscues like this go a long way — A&M learned that the hard way. In a game where A&M dominated the second half, this one feels like it could have gone the other way.