Everyone needs the occasional mental health day, and it seems as if this Texas A&M student will be taking his on Monday.
See, he’s taking the football team’s 29-28 loss to Ole Miss very hard, and it has just overwhelmed him so much that he needs more than one day to recover. So he was preparing a note to tell all his professors about it. Should the profs received the note, they probably will laugh and likely won’t excuse such an absence, but then again, the SEC is a crazy place and perhaps the professors are going through the same thing.
— James Stanford (@JamesStanford6) November 13, 2016
In the student’s defense, the Aggies’ loss to the Rebels is a tough pill to swallow. They just lost their starting quarterback Trevor Knight, and Ole Miss got a big boost when true freshman Shea Patterson capably replaced Chad Kelly.
Of course, how Texas A&M lost probably has a lot to do with it as well. Gary Wunderlich’s 39-yard field goal with 37 seconds left put Ole Miss over the top. The Aggies still haven’t beaten the team from Oxford, Miss., since 2013, when Johnny Manziel led them to a 41-38 victory.
Though Texas A&M only turned it over once, they were held to 13 first downs compared to 30 for Ole Miss. Patterson was 25 of 42 for 338 yards and 2 touchdowns as he led the Rebels back from a 21-6 deficit.