STARKVILLE, Miss. (WLOX) - Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs earned their third loss on Saturday, as they fell to Texas A&M. It was another inefficient day through the air from KJ Costello, who threw for just 99 yards on 22 attempts, no touchdowns and one interception. The Bulldogs finished with negative two rushing yards, and Costello was benched for Will Rogers, a true freshman and lone bright spot on the day, who came in and completed 15 of 18 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.
“I thought he gave us a spark. A little late, but he gave us a spark," head coach Mike Leach said. "That drive Will had, when you consider the quality team A&M has, that drive may be as good as I’ve had a freshman, especially a true freshman, have before.”