Will Rogers threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns and Nathan Pickering sacked Zach Calzada ultimately zone late for a security in Mississippi State’s 26-22 victory over No. 15 Texas A&M on Saturday night time.
Rogers was sacked twice, and the Bulldogs had two false begin penalties that backed them up earlier than Nolan Mccord’s 49-yard subject objective try sailed broad proper with about eight minutes to go.
The Aggies reduce the result in two on a 44-yard subject objective by Seth Small about two minutes later.
Texas A&M (3-2, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) compelled a punt to get an opportunity to take the lead. But Calzada, a backup in his third begin, was taken down by Pickering on third down for the security to increase the result in 26-22 with about two minutes to go, and the Bulldogs ran out the clock to safe the victory.
Makai Polk had 13 receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns to assist Mississippi State (3-2, 1-1) snap a two-game skid.
It’s the second straight loss for the Aggies after they gained their earlier 11 video games and is a big blow to a staff that entered the season with nationwide championship hopes.
Texas A&M gave up a season-high in factors as coach Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies struggled to include coach Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. Things solely get more durable for the Aggies subsequent week with a go to from top-ranked Alabama coming subsequent Saturday night time.
Calzada threw for 135 yards with a landing and an interception and Isaiah Spiller ran for 100 yards for Texas A&M.
Polk’s second landing got here on a 20-yard reception that prolonged the result in 24-13 with about seven minutes left within the third quarter. Jaylon Jones was masking him however tripped and fell simply earlier than the ball arrived to go away Polk open for the rating.
Calzada scrambled 25 yards for a landing with simply greater than a minute left within the third quarter, however his 2-point conversion try was damaged as much as depart the Aggies down 24-19.
Things went flawed for the Aggies early on this one. Fred Peters grabbed an interception after Calzada’s first cross was deflected. But the Bulldogs couldn’t transfer the ball and settled for a 24-yard subject objective.
The Aggies took a 7-3 lead when Calzada threw an 11-yard TD cross to Jalen Wydermyer with about 9 1/2 minutes left within the first quarter.
Rogers discovered Jaden Walley for a 1-yard rating later within the first to place Mississippi State on high 10-7.
The Aggies added one subject objective early within the second quarter and a second one put them on high 13-7 with about three minutes left within the first half.
Polk made a pleasant seize within the nook of the top zone for a 15-yard landing that gave the Bulldogs a 17-13 halftime lead.
The Aggies may very well be in for an extended night time subsequent Saturday in opposition to highly effective Alabama after struggling in opposition to lesser opponents in these two losses.
The Aggies will plummet within the ballot and may even drop out altogether after consecutive losses.
Mississippi State: Hosts Alabama on Oct. 16.
Texas A&M: Hosts Alabama on Saturday night time.
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