COLLEGE STATION, TX—The Ole Miss Rebels drafted a nail-biting victory against the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, scoring 29-28 in the final tally of their game in the SEC contest.
Shea Patterson contributed a whopping 25 points for his team that he’s leading for the first time, in place of Chad Kelly who suffered a season-ending ACL injury last week.
“First of all I want to thank God, ‘cause you know without him, none of this is possible. And I just wanna…this one is for the seniors. It wasn’t about the red shirt me pulling off, it was about the team, this game is for the seniors,” the 6”2 freshman quarterback expressed.
The Aggies managed to threaten the Rebels by taking a 21-6 lead at halftime, courtesy of Keith Ford’s two touchdown runs. Opening the second half, the Rebels got two turnovers, however, the Aggies failed to convert it to scores.
With 41 seconds left in the game, the Rebels snatched the advantage from the Aggies with a winning kick. The Ole Miss sea went wild as the clock expired with a 29-28 outcome.
Thrilled and proud of their hard-earned win, coach Hugh Freeze shared he has always felt Patterson had that factor. When asked about how they made the 24 4th quarter points possible, Freeze answered, “We just kept chopping. Just kept chopping.”