Ole Miss Intercepts Aggies' Run With 29-19 Victory

No. 15 Ole Miss intercepted two passes from Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada in the fourth quarter to knock off the No. 11 Aggies, 29-19, Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

Defensive back A.J. Finley returned his interception 52 yards for a touchdown with 4:50 left for a 29-13 lead.

Ole Miss (8-2, 4-2 SEC) took a 22-13 lead with 6:32 to play on a 13-yard touchdown run by tailback Snoop Conner after Rebels' linebacker Ashanti Cistrunk set up the score by intercepting Calzada at the Aggies' 18-yard line and returning it four yards.

Texas A&M (7-3, 4-3) saw its four-game winning streak snapped. The Aggies drew within 29-19 with 3:11 to play on a 9-yard touchdown run by tailback Devon Achane.

The Aggies, trailing 15-0 at the half, did not get on the board until 10:30 remained in the third quarter on a 30-yard field goal by Seth Small.

The Aggies drew within 15-10 on a 24-yard touchown by Achane with 6:24 left in the third period. Small's 43-yard field goal at the 10:19 mark of the fourth quarter cut Ole Miss' lead to 15-13.

The Aggies found themselves down 15-0 in the second quarter after tailback Isaiah Spiller was caught in his own end zone for a safety with four minutes to go before halftime.

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral threw a 2-yard touchdown pass from to wide receiver Donatario Drummond for a 10-0 lead midway through the first quarter after Caden Costa booted a 33-yard field goal early in the first quarter.

Costa hit a 32-yard field goal with 9:34 to go in the second quarter for a 13-0 lead.

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Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests. A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention. Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at www.acadianhouse.com, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.