Picking six Forbes seals MS State’s nasty win over Aggies
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STARKVILLE, ma’am. – – The Bulldogs forced 17 Texas A&M to split into four passes, three of which were inside the red zone, and took the advantage in Saturday’s 42-24 win.
Decamerion Richardson contact Emmanuel Forbes‘the key goal in the third area is blocked and returns 50 yards to the touch that gives the Bulldogs a 21-3 lead. The Aggies (3-2, 1-1 Southeast Conference) didn’t come close to 11 as MSU’s defense denied A&M throughout 20 games with big plays in their 20th round.
The first came at the beginning of the second quarter when Devon Achane clumsily over 6. MSU responded with a 94-yard hit, 11 times ending with Will Rogers5 yard touchdown pass for Rufus Harvey.
Leading 14-0 just before halftime, the Bulldogs defense again pierced the net like Nathaniel Watson Aggies’ must-have midfielder Max Johnson groping inside the red zone. Forbes’ blocked field goal for the third quarter put an exclamation point on the game for MSU and their first win at the SEC West.
“The biggest thing is that we played together. From the beginning, we played too close, and as we opened up more, we achieved more success,” said coach Mike Leach. “They had a hard time starting something. A&M was tough.
“They have some really good players and some top rookies in the country. The most important thing is to do your job and I think we did.”
The Bulldogs (4-1, 1-1) had a productive attacking day with 473 yards, 329 of them from Rogers on a 31/45 pass with three touchdowns. RaRa Thomas had five catches for 134 yards and a score and MSU raced for 144 yards in 24 executions.
Meanwhile, the Aggies were frustrated about the offense. Johnson was aged 18 over 25 for 201 yards and a touchdown before leaving the field in the fourth inning with a hand injury. MSU fired Johnson four times and posted six loss settlements, led by 1.5 layoffs by contingency distribution specialist JP Purvis.
“Mississippi State played a good game and deserved to win,” said A&M coach Jimbo Fisher. “We made serious errors in all three phases. We didn’t play well enough. We had the chance to make it, but we didn’t play defensively, we didn’t hit the chances. society in the red zone when attacking and got blocked. We have to correct those mistakes and improve.”
Forbes then made two interceptions towards the end of the fourth quarter and limited the game to a pick of six.
Texas A&M is likely to drop out of the rankings with a second loss. The state of Mississippi may be about to step in.
Texas A&M continued a lackluster start to the year, including a home loss to Appalachian State and now on its way to the Bulldogs. Jimbo Fisher’s offense soon received a lot of criticism, and Saturday only added to it as the Aggies struggled back.
Mississippi State was on the verge of the Top 25 when the Bulldogs went to Baton Rouge to play LSU but missed a chance to win. After consecutive wins including a win over the ranked Aggies, MSU is once again the team to watch in the crowded SEC West.
Texas A&M visits No. 2 Alabama on Saturday.
Mississippi State hosts Arkansas on Saturday.