SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at Texas A&M

Texas A&M-Mississippi State game preview

Mississippi State faces Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Mississippi State

2-Sep vs. Southeastern Louisiana W 48 – 7
9-Sep vs. Arizona W 31 – 24
16-Sep vs. LSU L 14 – 41
23-Sep at South Carolina L 30 – 37
30-Sep vs. Alabama L 17 – 40
7-Oct vs. Western Michigan W 41 – 28
21-Oct at Arkansas W 7 – 3
28-Oct at Auburn L 13 – 27
4-Nov vs. Kentucky L 3 -24
11-Nov at Texas A&M
18-Nov vs. Southern Miss
23-Nov vs. Ole Miss

Texas A&M

2-Sep vs. New Mexico W 52 – 10
9-Sep at Miami (FL) L 33 – 48
16-Sep vs. Louisiana-Monroe W 47 – 3
23-Sep vs. Auburn W 27 – 10
30-Sep vs. Arkansas* W 34 – 22
7-Oct vs. Alabama L 20 – 26
14-Oct at Tennessee L 13 – 20
28-Oct vs. South Carolina W 30 – 17
4-Nov at Ole Miss L 35 – 38
11-Nov vs. Mississippi State
18-Nov vs. Abilene Christian
25-Nov at LSU

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Mississippi State Texas A&M
ESPN FPI 50 16
Sagarin 57 16
Massey Composite 70 31
PiRate Ratings 44 17

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
37
120
5
14
0.439
0.316
3rd Down Conv.
Pct Defense
Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
14
48
2
7
0.297
0.365
4th Down Conversion Pct Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
43
81
3
9
0.583
0.450
4th Down Conv.
Pct Defense
Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
27
82
4
10
0.385
0.526
Blocked Kicks Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
13
46
3
9
2
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
1
130
1
14
0
5
Blocked Punts Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
14
14
2
2
1
1
Blocked Punts Allowed Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
1
82
1
11
0
1
Completion Percentage Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
36
82
9
12
0.643
0.590
Defensive TDs Texas A&M 46 7 1
Fewest Penalties Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
61
102
4
9
53
63
Fewest Penalties Per Game Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
63
103
4
9
5.89
7.00
Fewest Penalty Yards Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
61
74
7
8
461
481
Fewest Penalty
Yards Per Game
Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
61
75
7
8
51.22
53.44
First Downs Defense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
8
38
1
8
140
164
First Downs Offense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
41
112
6
14
198
153
Fumbles Lost Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
39
39
7
7
4
4
Fumbles Recovered Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
73
91
2
7
4
3
Kickoff Return Defense Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
79
100
8
12
20.57
22.36
Kickoff Returns Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
25
77
4
10
23.33
19.42
Net Punting Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
70
91
11
12
38.83
37.21
Passes Had Intercepted Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
53
53
9
9
7
7
Passes Intercepted Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
84
115
12
13
6
4
Passing Offense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
37
105
7
13
270.1
191.9
Passing Yards Allowed Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
28
66
2
10
196.9
229.9
Passing Yards
per Completion
Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
61
91
8
11
12.16
11.21
Punt Return Defense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
59
91
8
11
7.00
9.75
Punt Returns Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
14
17
3
4
15.00
13.55
Red Zone Defense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
64
121
4
13
0.826
0.923
Red Zone Offense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
62
99
9
13
0.854
0.781
Rushing Defense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
14
46
2
8
100.0
132.1
Rushing Offense Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
79
94
8
11
146.6
131.1
Sacks Allowed Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
62
75
5
7
2.00
2.22
Scoring Defense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
37
66
4
11
21.6
25.7
Scoring Offense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
36
97
6
14
32.3
22.7
Tackles for Loss Allowed Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
37
84
4
8
4.78
6.11
Team Passing Efficiency Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
47
87
9
14
143.51
125.66
Team Passing
Efficiency Defense
Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
82
119
8
14
135.91
150.59
Team Sacks Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
2
49
1
8
3.78
2.33
Team Tackles for Loss Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
1
54
1
9
9.0
5.9
Time of Possession Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
37
94
4
10
31:22
28:41
Total Defense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
15
57
2
10
296.9
362.0
Total Offense Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
56
100
7
12
401.2
338.4
Turnover Margin Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
72
99
11
14
-0.11
-0.44
Turnovers Gained Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
93
118
11
13
10
7
Turnovers Lost Mississippi St.
Texas A&M
45
45
10
10
11
11
Winning Percentage Texas A&M
Mississippi St.
52
69
8
11
0.556
0.444

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, RB Jo’Quavious Marks, WR Justin Robinson, OL Cole Smith, DE Jaden Crumedy, LB Jett Johnson, LB Nathaniel Watson, DB Esaias Furdge, K Nick Barr-Mira.

Texas A&M

QB Conner Weigman, RB Amari Daniels, WR Ainias Smith, OL Bryce Foster, OL Layden Robinson, OL Bryce Foster, OL Reuben Fatheree, DT McKinnley Jackson, LB Edgerrin Cooper, LB Bryce Anderson, S Demani Richardson, P Nik Constantinou.

INJURIES

Mississippi State


Player POS Status
W. Rogers QB Ques Sat – Arm
J. Marks RB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
F. Roberson WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
K. Dinkins DL Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
T. Williams DL out for season – Undisclosed
J. Albert S out for season – Knee
G. Spivey TE out for season – Eligibility
S. Traore TE Out indefinitely – Eligibility

Texas A&M


Player POS Status
M. Johnson QB Prob Sat – Undisclosed
R. Cottrell WR Ques Sat – Foot
E. Stewart WR Ques Sat – Thigh
D. Harmon DB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
T. Chappell DB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
L. Moss RB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
E. White DL out for season – Undisclosed
C. Weigman QB out for season – Ankle
J. Gilbert DB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
D. Green TE out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M Football Series History

MSU leads 9-7

COMMENTS

Mississippi State has been really down this season. I think Texas A&M is the clear favorite here, especially playing in College Station. The Aggies should win but they had better not overlook the Bulldogs.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Mississippi St 21, Texas A&M 24

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Texas A&M 34, Mississippi State 10

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 7:30 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN2 Network.

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