Analysis: Ole Miss 35, Texas A&M 20

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If Texas A&M has one of the top offensive lines in the country, what does that say about the Ole Miss front seven? 

The Aggies once again boast a fortress up front on offense, led by multiple next-level blockers, but they were no match for the Rebel linemen and linebackers on Saturday night. Ole Miss is just too fast, too deep and too tenacious at the point of attack, which is going to be a recurring theme throughout their final six regular season games. 

In the big picture for the Rebels, this dismantling of Texas A&M might wind up being every bit as important as last week’s comeback win at home over Alabama. No, it’s actually more meaningful. Yeah, beating the mighty Tide gave validation to Ole Miss, but backing it up in College Station sent a resounding statement that Hugh Freeze’s kids have staying power. Long-term staying power that could lead to one of the most memorable seasons in school history. 

When you own the trenches, you are football’s landlord. And Texas A&M on Saturday night joined the growing list of teams paying rent to Ole Miss.