Defenders for Texas A&M Football Looking Forward to Matchup with Rebels
Ever since Lane Kiffin arrived in Oxford, the Ole Miss Rebels have carried a reputation for explosive offense, and Texas A&M football has fallen victim to that offense in both of the previous two matchups they’ve had with Kiffin’s squad. Even though the scoring was not eye-popping in either game for the Rebs (29 and 31 points in 2021 and 2022 respectively), there has been something about each game that has left Texas A&M football fans feeling glum about the defense. In the former, it was giving up nearly 400 yards in the first half; in the latter, it was giving up nearly 400 yards rushing for the game.
Texas A&M Football Players Ready for their Shot at Ole Miss
Last year, after the 31-28 victory that Ole Miss eked out in College Station, QB Jaxson Dart and RB Quinshon Judkins celebrated with a picture at midfield long after the game was over. This rubbed many Aggie fans the wrong way, and it appeared to do the same for the players, as Demani Richardson referenced this photo yesterday in a social media post. He wasn’t the only defender for Texas A&M football who would reference their readiness to square off with the Rebels, either.
McKinnley Jackson, Fadil Diggs, Edgerrin Cooper, Shemar Stewart, and freshman LB Chantz Johnson all left comments on the Rebels’ instagram post about their initial CFP ranking of 10. Each comment was the same; a simple emoji of an arm flexing. This can be a bit cryptic, but taken all together, it puts across a message that’s something like “strong ranking, but we’ll see how strong you really are when we face you on the field.”
Kiffin always comes into this matchup with a little extra juice, often getting carried away in the week leading up to the game and even within the contest itself—enough to be swearing at opposing players! It seems like the defense for Texas A&M football will be carrying in their very own special motivation for this one, and I personally can’t wait to see what they have in store.