TAMU 41, at Ole Miss 38
About the Win...
• The Aggies improved to 5-1 and 2-1 against the SEC with the 41-38 victory.
• The Aggies are now 6-0 all-time against Ole Miss.
• A&M improved to 6-0 in SEC road games.
• It was A&M’s 697th victory in program history.
10th straight road win
The Aggies matched the longest road winning streak in school history with their 10th straight win away from Kyle Field. The record was originally set in 1939-40.
• Head coach Kevin Sumlin’s personal road winningest streak stretched to 15 straight. Sumlin hasn’t lost a game on the road since the final game of 2010 when his UH squad fell to Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.
Another 40-point game
The game-winning FG by junior PK Josh Lambo gave the Aggies 41 points for the game. It stretched A&M’s streak of 40-point scoring game to nine, which is the longest current streak in FBS.
• It was the first game-winning field goal for Lambo, who won the starting placekicker job two games ago. Lambo joined the Aggies as a walkon last year, and was former first-round Major League Soccer selection of FC Dallas in 2008.
300/100 game for Manziel
Sophomore QB Johnny Manziel posted the fourth 300 pass/100 rush game of his career agains the Rebels with 346 passing yards and 113 rushing yards. It is the most by any player in FBS history.
• Sophomore WR Mike Evans has had at least one 20-yard catch in 17-of-19 career games, and at least two catches in every game of his career.
• Senior LB Steven Jenkins matched his career high with 13 tackles.
• Sophomore CB De’Vante Harris had his first double-digit tackle game with 10 solo stops vs. Ole Miss.
Labhart goes off
Senior WR Travis Labhart exploded for a career-high eight catches for 97 yards.
• Labhart walked-on the Aggie football team two years ago after serving a stint on the male practice squad for Gary Blair’s 2011 NCAA Champion women’s basketball team.
• He was granted a scholarship during fall camp earlier this year.
• His younger sister, Katelyn, is a freshman on Laurie Corbelli’s Aggie volleyball team.
Manziel hits 7,000
Sophomore QB Johnny Manziel eclipsed the 7,000-yard barrier in total offense in his 19th career game, which is the fastest in NCAA FBS history by a four-year player.
• Manziel accounted for 459 total yards against the Rebels (346 passing, 113 rushing). He has eclipsed the 300-yard plateau in total offense in 16-of-19 career games. It was the ninth 400-yard offensive output of his career.
• Manziel passed for 346 yards, which marked the seventh 300-yard passing game of his career.
The Aggies took the opening kickoff and drove 78 yards for a touchdown on a 7-yard Ben Malena run.
• In Kevin Sumlin’s 19 games as Aggie head coach, the Aggies have scored on their first drive of the game 16 times, with 15 touchdowns.
• It was the Aggies’ fifth straight game with a TD on their initial offensive series.
• A&M has scored first in 18-of-19 games under Sumlin.
• Defensively, the Aggies forced a turnover on downs by the Rebels. It was the 13th time in 19 games under defensive coordinator Mark Snyder that the Aggies have forced a punt, turnover or turnover on downs on the opponent’s first drive of the game.
Hitting 3,000 in Six
The Aggies hit 3,000 total yards in the sixth game of the season for the second straight year, which is the fastest in school history.
12th Man, polo, captains
• For the sixth straight game, sophomore defensive back Sam Moeller was the 12th Man.
• Wearing the #90 jersey in memory of fallen teammate Polo Manukainiu was junior DT Ivan Robinson (normally wears #89). Manukainiu died in a tragic car accident last summer.
• The Aggies’ team captain representatives at the coin toss were seniors Ben Malena, Toney Hurd Jr. and Jake Matthews. Assisting the Aggies at the coin toss was Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is a Texas A&M graduate. Ole Miss won the toss and deferred their choice to the second half.
Texas A&M Football Postgame Notes vs Ole Miss
TAMU 41, at Ole Miss 38