After Manziel put the Aggies on top last Saturday, the defense secured the win with an interception by Toney Hurd, Jr. The play was another example of a change in Texas A&M's play this season. A year ago, the Aggies had just seven interceptions all season. Texas A&M already has six in its first five games this season.
"We were in the position a lot last year and we just couldn't finish it," defensive back Steven Terrell, who has two of A&M's interceptions. "Every defense has to work on getting interceptions in practice. It's just been coming to us this year. We've been working really hard on it and focusing on it ... it's the little things like that in the game of football. You change the little things and it can make a big impact."
Closing out the game at Ole Miss was probably more important because the Aggies upcoming schedule where they play four of their next five on the road, including trips to Auburn and top-ranked Alabama.
"It gives the team confidence that they do have enough talent and that they have the players on the team so they can win any time, no matter the situation," Sumlin said.