Game Day: Texas A&M at Ole Miss

Several fixes must occur for Ole Miss tonight including third downs and the run game. …

This guy, Laremy Tunsil, could help with third down offense and the run game:

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Also, Daily Journal sports editor John Pitts reminds us that simply going to a bowl game no longer the measuring stick for success. …

And while Ole Miss is trying to distance itself from a disappointing loss at Memphis, it won’t be the only team on the field tonight trying to bounce back from a bad game. …

No. 15 Texas A&M at No. 24 Ole Miss

Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (59,347)

Kickoff: 6 p.m.

Television: ESPN

Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 81, XM 81.

Records: Ole Miss 5-2, 2-1; Texas A&M 5-1, 2-1

Series: Texas A&M leads 6-1

Coaches: Texas A&M – Kevin Sumlin 68-29 eighth year, 33-12 fourth year at Texas A&M. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 59-24, seventh season overall; 29-17 fourth season at Ole Miss.

Statistical Leaders: Texas A&M – RB Tra Carson 108-476, 4 TD. QB Kyle Allen 109-for-179 passing, 1,537 yards, 14 TD, 5 INT. WR Christian Kirk 39 catches, 609 yards, 4 TD. LB Armani Watts 49 tackles, 2 TFL. Ole Miss – RB Jaylen Walton 58-331, 3 TD. QB – Chad Kelly 154-for-235 passing, 2,234yards, 16 TD, 7 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 49 catches, 654 yards, 4 TD. LB Denzel Nkemdiche 41 tackles, 5 TFL.

Trends: Since A&M entered the SEC in 2012 the home team has not won in this series.

Notes: Ole Miss and Texas A&M rank first and second in the SEC in passing yards a game. … Ole Miss ranks sixth in the nation (62.2 percent) in touchdown drives of two minutes or less. … The Rebels have been held below 100 yards rushing three times this season including a season-low 40 yards last week at Memphis. … Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has caught at least one pass in all 29 games in which he’s played.

Summing it up: “Like I’ve told our coaching staff, it really doesn’t matter what you know, it matters what your kids know. Over five different occasions we had the perfect call and the play didn’t get made.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze assessing his defense

Prediction: Texas A&M 30, Ole Miss 23



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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  • JB

    A must win the rebels if they are to stay in the running for the SEC West with Alabama and LSU. a lost in today’s game with A&M could be disastrous. in their program progress this season. GO rebels!

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