MISSISSIPPI ELITE FOOTBALL

Ole Miss Easily Beats Texas A&M 23-3

By EFN Staff
Writer
Published: 10/24/2015

Ole Miss 23  Texas A&M 3

Ole Miss, despite missing its best defensive player in junior Robert Nkemdiche, used a well-balanced offensive attack and a stifling defensive effort to upset No. 23 Texas A&M. The Rebels have toppled the Aggies in consecutive years after dropping the first six meetings between the schools.

Player of the game

  • Despite throwing three interceptions, Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly led the upset with 239 passing yards and two touchdowns. The junior, who has thrown multiple touchdowns in six straight games, completed 12 straight passes– the fourth most in school history.

Key stats

  • Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell caught five passes for 102 yards and a touchdown -- the junior has a score in three straight games and has surpassed 100 yards in four of his last five.
  • Ole Miss finished with 471 yards of total offense while limiting Texas A&M to just 192 yards.
  • After combining for six penalties in its previous two games, Texas A&M was flagged 13 times for 100 yards. 
  • Aggies sophomore defensive back Armani Watts finished with a career-high 19 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.
  • Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen was pulled in the fourth quarter after 22 straight passes that did not include a completion for positive yards.
  • The Aggies have forced a turnover in 11 straight games dating back to last season.

Key play

  • Kelly connected with Treadwell for a 58-yard touchdown to give the Rebels a 23-3 lead with 9:27 left in the third quarter.

Injuries

  • Rebels sophomore offensive lineman Christian Morris collapsed walking off the field at halftime and was taken to the hospital with a neck injury.

Up next

  • Texas A&M vs. South Carolina (10/31)
  • Ole Miss vs. Auburn (10/31)