Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Aggies

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Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Aggies
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Texas A&M and Ole Miss locked in an SEC showdown with the Aggies coming out on top.

4th Quarter: Texas A&M 41, Ole Miss 38

For full box score, check out NCAA.com.

Texas A&M Aggies Game Grades
Position Unit 1st-Half Grade Final Grade
Pass Offense D+ A-
Rush Offense B- A-
Pass Defense C D-
Rush Defense B+ C
Special Teams D+ B-
Coaching C- B-

vs. Ole Miss

Final Grades for Texas A&M Aggies

Pass Offense

What more can you say about Johnny Manziel? He's simply the most exciting player in college football. Manziel finished the game 346 yards passing. The only knock was he didn't have a TD pass and one interception.

 

Rush Offense

The offensive line did a great job blocking, as the offense rushed for 241 yards. Manziel led the way with 124 yards on 19 carries, while Ben Malena had 61 yards on 16 carries.

 

Pass Defense

The pass defense was horrible with multiple breakdowns in coverage, allowing 329 passing yards. The biggest came on two of Ole Miss' touchdowns when Ole Miss players were left wide open for touchdowns.

 

Rush Defense

The rush defense was good, giving up 133 yards on 33 carries. The front-seven did a good job putting pressure on Wallace, forcing him to make throws before he wanted to.

 

Special Teams

Josh Lambo redeemed himself in the second half, kicking the game-winning 33-yard field goal to give the Aggies the win. 

 

Coaching

The second half was much better for the coaching staff as the Aggies scored 27 points in the second half.

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First-Half Grades for Texas A&M Aggies

Pass Offense

Johnny Manziel was limited to 98 yards on 12-of-15 passing. This isn't the Johnny Football we're used to seeing. Even against Alabama, Manziel was dominant under center. It's too close of a game for him to be playing this way. He did leave the game briefly early on with a knee injury. 

 

Rush Offense

Manziel led the team with 64 yards on nine rushes as Texas A&M totaled 137 yards on 25 carries. Ben Malena and Trey Williams did have touchdown runs, but both were largely ineffective on 15 rushes.

 

Pass Defense

Bo Wallace has completed 13 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown. The big play came on a Vince Sanders 70-yard touchdown catch. Outside of that, the Aggies have played well in the secondary.

 

Rush Defense

The run defense is holding its own against the Rebels, only allowing 59 yards on 14 carries. Jeff Scott has been limited to three carries as Ole Miss has gone to the air more.

 

Special Teams

Josh Lambo missed a 36-yard field goal and made two extra points. Other than that, there's not much to report for special teams.

 

Coaching

The Aggies haven't shown much in this game. Apparently, they thought it would be an easy win. Guess Ole Miss is proving that wrong.

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