After giving up 45 and 38 points the previous two weeks, the Texas A&M Aggies defense turned in easily it’s best performance of the season this past weekend, holding Mississippi St. Bulldogs to seven offensive points and only 217 yards. That performance also garnered some individual recognition on Monday, as A&M Defensive Tackle Jayden Peevy was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.
Peevy had five tackles on Saturday, including one sack, along with a fumble recovery and 19-yard return that might have gone for a touchdown were it not for a shoestring tackle.
For the defens as a whole, the 219 total yards was the second-lowest of any Mike-Leach-coached team, and the Aggies held a team to negative rushing yards for the first time since they did it against Wyoming in 2009. Despite the at time shaky play, A&M is now ranked No. 22 (and No. 4 in the SEC) in total defense.