FINAL: Texas A&M 30, Ole Miss 27

Day After Observations tomorrow morning. Special thanks to videographer Kyle Alford. I’ve covered a lot of Ole Miss losses the last several years, none quite like this one.


Bo Wallace

Cody Prewitt

Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack

Offensive coordinator Dan Werner





A&M has a 278-273 yardage edge.Ole Miss has a 3-1 edge in turnovers, but the late pick six thrown by Bo Wallace has the game tied and not Ole Miss with a lead and about to receiver the second half kick.

Manziel: 11-for-18 passing, 114, 0 TD, 1 INT

Manziel has been sacked three times, twice by Sawyer. He’s also rushed 13 times for 58 yards.

Wallace is 9-for-17 passing, 175, 0 TD, 1 INT. Mackey has a 68-yard catch, Vince Sanders and Donte Moncrief each have three catches.

Wallace has rushed six times for 21 yards and scored on a 14-yard TD.

The Rebels’ other TD came on a 1-yard run by JEff Scott, who has rushed eight times for 53 yards.


Settling into Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Lots of rain around Oxford right now, but I’m guessing it moves out before the 6 p.m. kick.

Interesting early game between two struggling SEC teams Ole Miss will play later this month in Auburn and Arkansas.

Arkansas, which lost 58-10 at Texas A&M last week, won 24-7. The Razorbacks’ defense, which was giving up 510.2 yards a game, gave up 328 to an Auburn offense that has now scored just two touchdowns in three SEC games.

Auburn plays here next week, the 11:21 a.m. kick.

Auburn, having previously been adamant that Kiehl Frazier was its quarterback, made a change in the second half. Clint Moseley, considered the better pocket passer to Frzier the athlete, played the last two quarters and was 13-for-21 passing for 166 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Moseley had a big game against Ole Miss last year, going 12-for-15 for 160 yards, no picks and four touchdowns.

Note to Dave Wommack: Auburn quarterbacks were sacked eight times, four each for Frazier and Moseley. Arkansas went into the game 11th in the SEC with seven sacks through five games.

Arkansas had a bit of a change on offense too, moving away from Knile Davis at running back and two Dennis Johnson. Both have had good games against Ole Miss in the past, Davis a multi-touchdown game and more than 100 yards two years ago in Fayetteville, Johnson with 160 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in Oxford last year.

Here’s the box score.

I’ll have Ole Miss-A&M updates on Twitter and will be back here at halftime and after the game.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Ghost of Col. Reb

    Rebels are looking great tonight!

  • On 4th down with 1/2 inch to go, why do you put the QB in the shotgun? That made no sense. Put him under center and lean forward.

  • Right decision, bad call. QB sneak all the way. What a deflating loss. Hugh now has a tougher coaching job than before he took over. This is the kind of loss that creates tailspins. See how they answer an early call next Saturday. Is Bo locking in on his receivers?

  • Archaeo

    Exactly. If you have a QB that can run the ball and you can’t pick up a half inch on a sneak then there are problems. Not to give him a chance to do so is a bad call from the sideline.
    The players played their hearts out except for the oddity of the last 7 minutes. I had a bad feeling that a 10 point lead was not enough and sadly it wasn’t. I just hope Freeze can get the team to forget about this one and be ready for next week.

  • Words can’t possibly describe how the Rebel nation must feel this morning. If the rest are like me, I woke up hoping it was Saturday, instead of Sunday so that it didn’t happen. Why does it feel this way? Is it the 16? Is it that I’m close enough to see the Rebel sideline for a bunch of kids starving for success?

  • We have had another Wildernessmoment. Most Of our Rebel brothers and sisters had to make the trek back to Egypt, well, Memphis that is, like R&J, my good friends I cherish for our Saturday socials. They have to interface with so many, like myself that will punish us for being what we claim to be so proud to be….Ole Miss Rebels. We hit the fork in the road for this team, this staff, this administration. Will we pack it in as it could be so easily done, or will we band together, and prove to the College football world that we are truly a force to be reckonned with? It just feels so bad this morning because of so many close calls to get off the schnide. But here we sit again , another Sunday where we will all face the Dan Mullens either at church today, work today, or dreading work tomorrow. We are Ole Miss, and I AM an Ole Miss Rebel. Hotty Toddy!

  • Mantachie

    heart breaker, but so close. we are still ahead of where we were. freeze will get better as will the players.. we are detting glimpses of what will be and the view is promising

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