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Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State

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Photo by Photo by Hanna Hausman

The 12th man linebacker Cullen Gillaspia sports the new “Bright Lights” uniform with a two-toned weave design and chrome helmets, reflecting the crowd in Kyle Field. 

After coming off an exciting win against the University of Florida, the Aggies (5-3) had the energy, but were not able to execute offensively against Mississippi State (6-2). When freshman quarterback Kellen Mond was removed from the game after a hard hit, Nick Starkel took his first steps back into the game since his injury early in the season. Starkel led the Aggies to their only two touchdowns, but the Aggies fell short to Mississippi State (35-14). 

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  • The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yell Leaders fire up the crowd as they welcome the players to the field.

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  • Junior Yell Leader Gavin Suel leads the crowd in the War Hymn.

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  • Sophomore linebacker Tyrel Dodson tackles running back Aeris Williams in his first of 12 total tackles. 

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  • Junior defensive lineman Landis Durham prepares to sack Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald.

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  • Junior defensive lineman Daylon Mack with some help from the rest of the defensive line tackle Kylin Hill. 

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  • Former Reveille handler Ryan Kreider joins the crowd in anticipation as Mississippi State’s offense approaches the end zone. 

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  • The new two-toned jerseys sponsored by Adidas also do not have the names of the players on the backs. 

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  • Freshman quarterback Kellen Mond is sacked for a loss in yards.

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  • After Mond gets sacked, the Aggie bench looks as the clock winds down to halftime with a 14-0 Mississippi State lead. 

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  • Former Aggie football head coach R. C. Slocum is honored at the game and has won more games as coach (123) than anyone else in Texas A&M football history.

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  • The Fightin’ Texas Aggie band takes their formation to march onto the field during halftime.

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  • Senior Yell Leader Ken Belden leads the 12th man in yells as they get ready for the second half. 

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  • The third quarter starts out strongly with a tackle of Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald

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  • Junior wide receiver Christian Kirk had a total of 33 receiving yards.

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  • Senior running back Keith Ford rushed for one yard resulting in the first Aggie touchdown of the game. 

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  • Freshman defensive back Keldrick Carper is disappointed as Mississippi State answers with another touchdown.

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  • Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin “didn’t like the way [Mond] looked” after he was hit by Jamal Peters, who was charged with roughing the passer. This led to freshman quarterback Nick Starkel to take his place. 

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  • Starkel, who was out at the beginning of the season for an ankle injury, threw an interception by Jamal Peters which was returned 90 yards for a touchdown. He also completed a pass to freshman wide receiver Camron Buckley for a 70 yard touchdown, making the final score 35-14 Mississippi State.

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  • Freshman wide receiver Kendrick Rogers warms up and runs some drills before the game.

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  • Senior wide receiver Damion Ratley only had one reception for seven yards in the loss to Mississippi State.

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  • The Texas A&M defense recorded 2 sacks on Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald.

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  • The Aggie defense allowed 369 yards of total offense as compared to the 285 yards allowed by Mississippi State.

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  • The Aggie defense came into the game allowing 136 rushing yards per game. This week they allowed a total of 228 rushing yards.

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  • The defense was unable to keep Mississippi State out of the end zone, allowing Mississippi state to go 4-4 in the red zone.

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  • Head Coach Kevin Sumlin states that the execution during the game “left a lot to be desire.”

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  • Junior wide receiver Christian Kirk finished with 5 receptions for 33 yards.

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  • Senior running back Keith Ford celebrates after scoring on a 1 yard run in the third quarter.

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  • Freshman Linebacker Keeath Magee II tries to pump up the crowd following Texas A&M’s first score in the third quarter.

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  • Freshman quarterback Kellen Mond had a rough game, going 8/26 for 56 yards and throwing 2 interceptions.

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  • Kellen Mond took several hits throughout the game and was eventually taken out of the game.

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  • Freshman quarterback Nick Starkel made his first return after being injured in the season opener. He finished 8/15 for 133 yards and one pick six.

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  • Christian Kirk walks back into the locker room disappointed with the 35-14 loss.

    Photo by Photo By Cristian Aguirre
  • 96,128 people were in attendance for this week’s match up with Mississippi State.

    Photo by Photo By Cristian Aguirre
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