For Texas A&M, Kyle Allen has proven himself to be the right quarterback to lead the Aggies’ high-powered offensive attack.
Dak Prescott capped a 68-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run that got Mississippi State (3-2, 1-2) within 27-17 with about 12 1/2 minutes remaining.
A week after his defense allowed more than 200 rushing yards to Arkansas, defensive coordinator John Chavis had his unit pressuring Prescott throughout the first half and well into the second until Prescott chose to become more of a running threat.
Allen completed 25 of 41 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. The Aggies are 2-0 in conference play for the first time 1997-98, when they were in the Big 12. That streak leads the nation. Mississippi State didn’t help itself with a pair of fumbles when the offense was moving the chains.
Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin wasn’t aware that Seals-Jones had tweeted when asked about it after the game. Allen also connected with Damion Ratley on a 29-yard score. Allen completed his first nine passes. Dear took a handoff around the right end and made several tacklers miss downfield.
Seals-Jones, a sophomore receiver, wasn’t the first player to engage Twitter before the completion of his team’s game on Saturday. As he left the field, Seals-Jones jumped around in front of the crowd waving his arms and received a loud ovation. Noil has missed the past two games.