The Mississippi State Bulldogs marched in to Kyle Field with hopes of taking down the Texas A&M Aggies in their final home game of the season. On top of being the Aggies final home game of the year, many believed this would be the last time that quarterback Johnny Manziel would be playing his final game in College Station.
Mississippi State was playing the Aggies tough in a back and forth game to start the first half, but it was in the third quarter that Manziel and the Aggies were able to pull away.
However, the Bulldogs weren’t going to go down easy and they were attempting to trade touchdowns with Texas A&M throughout the second half.
Despite some ill-timed turnovers, the Bulldogs were able to hang within ten points thanks to three interceptions thrown by Manziel, but it just wasn’t enough.
After failing to convert a late onside kick, the Aggies were able to sit on the ball and run out enough clock to secure their 51-41 win. You can’t fault the Bulldogs for not trying, though, because quarterback Dak Prescott put on an incredible performance with more than 300 total yards and three touchdowns.
Manziel finished what was likely his final home game with 446 passing yards, 47 rushing yards and five touchdowns through the air — which tied his career high — as he added to his Heisman campaign, while star wide receiver Mike Evans had another 100+ yard performance.
The Aggies advanced to 8-2, while the Bulldogs fall to 4-5.