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.

Written by Glenn Guilbeau

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