Ugly Showing As Bulldogs Blow Aggies Out 42-24: Live Game Log – Sports Illustrated

  • October 3, 2022

The Texas A&M Aggies enter their Week 5 matchup against the Mississippi State Bulldogs with a 3-1 record, including a 1-0 SEC record following their upset of Arkansas last weekend.
Now, the Aggies hit the road to take on the Bulldogs and their air raid offense looking to improve to 2-0 in SEC play and keep their hopes of making an SEC championship game appearance alive. 
As well, they'll undoubtedly be looking for a little revenge for last season's loss at the hands of the bulldogs. Last season saw the Bulldogs go into College Station and beat the Aggies 26-22, while throwing for 408 yards. 
If the Aggie defense is unable to keep the Bulldogs' offense out of the end zone, they will rely on their offense to keep up with the pace, which could be easier said than done. The Aggies' offense has looked lethargic at times this season, and with receiver Ainias Smith done for the year, they might only take another step back against Mississippi State. 
Here at AllAggies.com, we will be providing you live drive-by-drive updates as the Aggies hit the road to take on the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon. 
Live updates will be available shortly after kickoff…
FIRST QUARTER: Aggies 0, Bulldogs 0
The Aggies will receive the ball to start the second half. 
The Bulldogs will start their drive at their own 25.
Will Rogers finds Austin Williams for 14 yards followed by an 11-yard run from Dillon Johnson to move the ball into Aggie territory. 
A promising drive for the Bulldogs stalls out as the Aggie defense forces a punt on their opening possession.
The Aggies will start their drive at their own 14. 
Devon Achane getting early action as gains of 7 and 12 yards move the ball closer to Bulldog territory. 
The Aggies' opening possession reaches just past midfield but they are forced to punt as well. 
The Bulldogs will start their drive at their own 8. 
On 3rd down Rogers finds Rufus Harvey for a gain of 5 yards and a first down to keep the drive alive. 
A bulldog conversion on 3rd down is nullified due to a holding penalty, bringing up 3rd and 15. However, Rogers finds Harvey for a gain of 16 and a first down to keep the drive alive. 
The Bulldogs once again move the ball into Aggies' territory and on 4th down converts to keep the drive alive.
On 3rd and 14, the Aggie defense finally gets off the field as they stall another Bulldog drive and force a punt.
The Aggies will start their drive at their own 10. 
Achane rips off a gain of 20 yards and a facemask penalty adds on an extra 15, as the Aggies' offense is driving to end the first quarter.
SECOND QUARTER: Aggies 0, Bulldogs 14
Despite the big run from Achane, the Aggie offense once again stalls out and are forced to punt.
The Bulldogs will start their drive at their own 19.
The Aggie defense is containing this Bulldog offense so far, forcing another three and out and ensuing punt.
The Bulldogs will start their drive at the Bulldogs 37. 
Achane gains 12 on the rush but coughs up the ball and the Bulldogs jump on the football, killing the Aggies' drive. 
Rogers finds Rara Thomas deep for a gain of 25 yards as the Bulldogs' offense looks to get going on this drive.
Simeon Price bounces it outside and picks up 19 yards on the ground with the Bulldogs moving the ball into A&M territory. 
Johnson takes it up the middle for a gain of 16 yards and into the red zone for the Bulldog offense. 
TOUCHDOWN BULLDOGS: Rogers finds Ducking for the 5-yard touchdown pass. Ben Raybon's extra point attempt is good to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead with 6:10 left in the second quarter. The drive went 94 yards on 11 plays, taking 4:35 off the clock.
The Aggies will start their drive at their own 25.
A sluggish start for the Aggies' offense as they are once again going three and out and forced to punt the ball away.
The Bulldogs will start their drive at their own 30. 
Rogers finds Justin Robinson for a gain of 18 yards and Dillon Johnson follows with a gain of 10 yards, and once again the Bulldogs move into A&M territory. 
Rogers finds Griffin for a gain of 27 yards on 3rd and 5 to move the ball inside the 10-yard line. 
TOUCHDOWN BULLDOGS: Rogers finds Harvey for a 4-yard touchdown connection. Raybon's extra point attempt is good to give the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead with :58 left in the second quarter. The drive went 70 yards on 9 plays, taking 3:19 off the clock. 
The Aggies will start their drive at their own 45.
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Johnson looks for Marshall on a deep strike to the end zone but it falls incomplete, however a pass interference call keeps the Aggie drive alive.
The Bulldog defense gets to Johnson and forces the sack and fumble recovery, killing the A&M drive to bring an end to the first half. 
THIRD QUARTER: Aggies 10, Bulldogs 21
The Aggies will start their drive at their own 22.
The Aggie offense is moving to start the second half as a 16-yard Achane rush moves the ball into Bulldog territory. 
A promising A&M drive stalls out as the Aggies simply cannot get anything going on 3rd down today. 
The Aggies go for it on 4th down Stewart is stopped well short, and A&M turns the ball over on downs. A targeting call on a Bulldog defender on Johnson gives the Aggies a first down at the Bulldog 20-yard line.

FIELD GOAL AGGIES: Bond drills the 24-yard field goal to cut the Bulldogs' lead to 14-3 with 8:49 left in the third quarter. The drive went 72 yards on 14 plays, taking 6:20 off the clock.
The Bulldogs will start their drive at their own 27.
The Aggie defense forces a crucial fumble and fumble recovery, and will get the ball deep in Bulldog territory. 
TOUCHDOWN BULLDOGS: Bond's field goal attempt is blocked and returned 50 yards for the touchdown. Raybon's extra point attempt is good to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 21-3 with 5:02 left in the third quarter. 
The Aggies will start their drive at their own 28. 
Johnson connects with Muhammad on 3rd down for a gain of 36 as the Aggie offense searches for any signs of life.
TOUCHDOWN AGGIES: Johnson finds Muhammad for an 18-yard touchdown pass. Bond's extra point attempt is good to cut the Bulldogs' lead to 21-10 with 2:35 left in the third quarter. The drive went 72 yards on 5 plays, taking 2:17 off the clock. 
The Bulldogs will start their drive at their own 25. 
The Bulldogs are driving with ease on this drive, as the third quarter comes to an end. 
FOURTH QUARTER: Aggies 24, Bulldogs 42
A costly penalty on the Aggie defense on 3rd down, as a pass interference call moves the Bulldogs into the red zone again. 
TOUCHDOWN BULLDOGS: Johnson plunges in from 1 yard out for the touchdown on 4th and goal. Raybon's extra point attempt is good to extend the Bulldog lead to 28-10 with 12:42 left in the fourth quarter. The drive went 75 yards on 12 plays, taking 4:53 off the clock. 
The Aggies will start their drive at their own 18. 
Johnson and Muhammad stay red hot as they connect for another reception, this one for 26 yards. 
TOUCHDOWN AGGIES: On 4th and goal, the Aggies find the end zone on a 4-yard touchdown rush by Haynes King. Bond's extra point attempt cuts the Bulldogs' lead to 28-17 with 7:14 left in the fourth quarter. The drive went 82 yards on 14 plays, taking 5:28 off the clock. 
The Bulldogs will start their drive at their own 25.
TOUCHDOWN BULLDOGS: Rogers finds Thomas for the 75-yard touchdown pass. Raybon's extra point attempt is good to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 35-17 with 7:03 left in the fourth quarter. The drive went 75 yards on 1 play, taking 11 seconds off the clock. 
The Aggies will start their drive at their own 25.
King finds Stewart for a gain of 26 yards as the Aggie offense looks to score quickly on this drive. 
INTERCEPTION BULLDOGS: King's pass intended for Stewart is intercepted and the Aggie defense will come right back on the field.
Marks breaks off a 26-yard gain on the ground and the Bulldogs move the ball deep into Aggie territory. 
The Bulldogs' 39-yard field goal attempt is no good as the Aggies keep Mississippi State off the scoreboard on that drive. 
TOUCHDOWN BULLDOGS: King throws his second interception of the day, which is returned 33 yards for a touchdown by the Bulldogs. Raybon's extra point attempt is good to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 42-17 with 3:43 left in the fourth quarter. 
The Aggies will start their drive at their own 39. 
TOUCHDOWN AGGIES: Johnson plunges in from 1 yard out and finds the end zone. Bond's extra point attempt is good to cut the Bulldogs' lead to 42-24. The drive went 61 yards on 7 plays, taking 1:47 off the clock. 
The Bulldogs will start their drive at the Aggies' 34 following the onside attempt and likely run the clock out on this one.
END OF GAME
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