Ole Miss Rebels Falls to No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies, 38-41

Michael Chang

It was a wild fourth quarter that came down to a last-second field goal.

There was over 1,000 yards of total offense, 79 total points, and a fourth quarter that featured five touchdowns, but Ole Miss was unable to stop Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and his Texas A&M Aggies, despite fighting back all the way through the end of the game.

I'm certain we will have more reactions and analysis of this game in the coming days, but until then, here are some initial thoughts to digest:

  • Barry Brunetti is actually a viable option at quarterback. Sure, it's the Texas A&M defense, but his threat as a runner allowed for receivers to wiggle open during the plays in which he was calling the signals.
  • The Rebel defense was great in the first few quarters. After a while, though, there just wasn't anything they could do to stop Johnny Manziel.
  • I don't want to get this sort of discussion going (okay, I do), but Hugh Freeze made a huge mistake in my opinion to throw it on the Rebels' last drive. I get that we wanted to score and needed field position, and I get that, once again, dropped passes nullified what were otherwise good play calls, but Brunetti and company were running very, very well against the Aggies. There was more than enough time to get the ball in position to kick a field goal. Instead, Texas A&M got that opportunity.
  • Johnny Manziel is absolutely masterful. He's better than Cam Newton and Tim Tebow. I said it. I won't take it back.
  • Serderius Bryant, please be okay. Please.
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