Texas A & M secures the eligibility of the bowl with the home win over Mississippi

Texas A & M secures the eligibility of the bowl with the home win over Mississippi

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A & M, Kellen Moon's second lodging, claims he never imagines his coach could pull him out of a game.

"That does not even come to my mind," said Moon.

It was his coach when Jimbo Fisher suspected that Moon had another shot against Mississippi on Saturday at Kyle Field before Fisher turned to his bench.

"If he had fought the next trip, I would have really had to think about it seriously," Fisher said.

Fisher kept the faith and retained his quarterback after two tournaments at the start of the second half in the game, and Moon rewarded his coach with a 38:24 comeback victory against the rebels.

"I wanted to see how he reacted," Fisher said. The expression in his eye was good, he went out again and had a great ride, brought us down and scored a touchdown. "

All in all, it was a rough contest, with a double-digit result that did not give the majority of the three-quarters of the Aggies any reason to win the SEC West's first home game in more than three years.

"I tell my kids all the time, when it's not about winning or losing, it's about finding out about yourself every time you compete," Fisher said.

The A & M fans, who were able to weather the temperatures in the 1940s on Saturday, were definitely convinced that it was about victory and defeat. The Aggies were in the early part of the third quarter with 21: 14 in the wake, after a moon fiddle of the rebels Zedrick Woods had returned in a 96-yard area.

In the next series of Aggies, Moon pulled a stretched Cullen Gillaspia along the right sideline and Rebels cornerback Ken Webster intercepted. At that time, the A & M fanbase was as uneasy as Fisher's hiring from Florida last December.

"Our defense has prevailed and given us the chance to win," said Rebels coach Matt Luke. "We could not aggressively get into a rhythm and (A & M) did the pieces we did not do."

As usual, the bulk of the aggies that made the games was the junior, who trailed behind Trayveon Williams, who finished with 228 yards on 31 transfers, becoming only the second A & M player to win four 200-yard medals in his career. Rushing Games and pushed to Darren Lewis.

"Phenomenal," Moon said about Williams performance. "Not only let the ball go, but also pick up a lot of blocks, and if you have such a back that can do both, that's really an advantage for the whole offensive."

Williams had rushed 56 yards at halftime, which meant he was in despair over the past two quarters for 172 and the Aggies to avoid their third loss in a row. The aggies (6-4, 4-3), who played at home for the first time in over a month, were eligible for the Cup for a tenth successive season.

"We decided that we would not allow the slump in November," Williams said that the Aggies were 4: 11 against the SEC competition last month in the regular season of the past five years.

The rebels attacked early on when Scottie Phillips ran back and stormed 1,000 yards this season, injured her legs in the first quarter and did not return. In the meantime, the Aggies welcomed the recipient, Jhamon Ausbon, who had 66 yards on a five-claw team. Ausbon had missed the four previous games with a foot injury.

"He's a big game changer," Williams told Ausbon.

Undisturbed after catching the third quarter, Moon two quarters Davis threw two touchdown passes in the second half. Seth Small, the new kicker, scored a 46-yard field goal to lift A & M to 24-21 in the fourth quarter between the Davis results and Williams iced the win with a 46-yard touchdown run ,

The rebels (5-5, 1-5) entered the battlefield with the SEC's top-passing attack, but were held in check primarily by finishing 1 in 11 in down-down conversions.

"We focused on the final all week," said A & M linebacker Otaro Alaka. "We focused on dominating the next piece."

The Aggies are playing their second of three consecutive home games to end Saturday's regular season when they welcome Alabama-Birmingham before they receive the LSU on 24 November.

brent.zwerneman@chron.com

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