COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Trailing by double digits at halftime, Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson helped spur the Rebels to a wild 29-28 comeback win against Texas A&M at Kyle Field.
Patterson, making his collegiate debut, threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns of 32 and 6 yards. Then, with the Rebels trailing by two points, he helped march them into field goal range, where Gary Wunderlich hit his third field goal of the night. Two plays later, Deontay Anderson intercepted Aggies quarterback Jake Hubenak, sealing the surprising victory for Ole Miss.
Stay tuned for postgame updates from Freeze.
- Freeze opened his presser by noting that while his locker room is happy, “a lot of things have put a cloud around us. Tough to break through it.”
- Freeze singled out center Robert Conyers for praise: “A guy who gives everything to the program.”
- Placekicker Gary Wunderlich has had “a quiet stellar year,” he said.
- “I was furious at half with some things we did not do defensively,” he said, regarding the 21-6 halftime deficit.
- Freeze, asked about Patterson, mentioned he’s been recruiting the freshman since 9th grade. “I left (the first game I saw) with a man crush on him.”
- Freeze said he “can’t remember” if Wunderlich has had to hit a field goal like that, so he didn’t want to speak to his kicker before the attempt.
- Freeze on Stringfellow’s one-handed catch: “He’s one of the most talented kids I’ve coached”
- On how he feels about Patterson after tonight, he said: “We shared a prayer together. “This is just the beginning of the journey. Stay humble. Stay hungry. Just remain who you are. And I think he will. He’s going to have a platform where he can affect a lot of people’s lives.”