Evan Engram had a great game Saturday with one glaring error.
The Ole Miss tight end had 9 catches for 95 yards and a touchdown in the Rebels’ 40-29 loss to Auburn at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. With 49 catches for 700 yards and 6 touchdowns this year, Engram broke his program’s single-season receiving record for a tight end he set two years ago, when he had 662 yards on 38 catches.
But a painful drop in the fourth quarter left an impression on him.
With the Tigers leading 33-29, Engram failed to corral a pass from quarterback Chad Kelly on a deep route. On the next play, Auburn cornerback Joshua Holsey intercepted Kelly and returned the ball 47 yards to Ole Miss’ 25-yard line. The Tigers scored a touchdown three plays later.
Check out the clip of Engram below, courtesy of Fox 40’s Jeff Barker. In addition, give the comments from Engram a read in a transcript provided by Ole Miss Spirit’s Ben Garrett. It’s easy to tell Engram was down about the result.
Evan Engram: "I don't care about the records…We fought, and that's all that I could ask from my brothers." pic.twitter.com/3y7m6Z7WJr
— Jeff Barker (@JeffBarker_) October 30, 2016
— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) October 30, 2016
With the loss, Ole Miss dropped to 3-5. The Rebels have lost three consecutive games, and after high hopes to begin the year, Ole Miss should be focused on trying to avoid a losing season.
That’s not what Ole Miss and Engram had in mind at all.