SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at Texas A&M

Texas A&M-Mississippi State football preview

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

Team Schedules/Results

Mississippi State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 LA Tech W 35-34 Home
09/11 NC State W 24-10 Home
09/18 Memphis L 29-31 Away
09/25 LSU L 25-28 Home
10/02 Texas A&M 7:00 PM Away
10/16 Alabama 1:00 PM Home
10/23 Vanderbilt 1:00 PM Away
10/30 Kentucky 1:00 PM Home
11/06 Arkansas 1:00 PM Away
11/13 Auburn 12:00 PM Away
11/20 TN State 12:00 PM Home
11/25 Mississippi 7:30 PM Home

Texas A&M

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Kent State W 41-10 Home
09/11 Colorado W 10-7 Neutral
09/18 New Mexico W 34-0 Home
09/25 Arkansas L 10-20 Neutral
10/02 Miss State 7:00 PM Home
10/09 Alabama 1:00 PM Home
10/16 Missouri 1:00 PM Away
10/23 S Carolina 1:00 PM Home
11/06 Auburn 1:00 PM Home
11/13 Mississippi 12:00 PM Away
11/20 Prairie View A&M 12:00 PM Home
11/27 LSU 12:00 PM Away

College Football Ratings

Rating Mississippi State Texas A&M
ESPN FPI 30 20
Sagarin 44 18
Massey Composite 49 18
PiRate Ratings 42 11

Key Stats

Stat Mississippi State Texas A&M
Points 28.3 23.8
Points Allowed 25.8 9.3
Total YDS 426.3 402.3
Pass YDS 363.5 233.3
Rush YDS 62.8 169.0
Total YDS Allowed 323.8 290.3
Pass YDS Allowed 252.5 119.5
Rush YDS Allowed 71.3 170.8
3rd Down Conv. 46.4 44.3
3rd Down Conv. DEF 28.3 32.3
Turnover margin 0.00 -1.00

Players to Watch

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, WR Jaden Walley, RB Jo’quavious Marks, WR Austin Williams, OT Charles Cross, LB Aaron Brule, Jr., LB Tyrus Wheat, DB Jalen Green, DB Martin Emerson, CB Emmanuel Forbes.

Texas A&M

RB Isaiah Spiller, RB Devon Achane, WR/RS Ainias Smith, TE Jalen Wydermyer, OL Kenyon Green, LB Aaron Hansford, DL DeMarvin Leal, DL Jayden Peevy, Micheal Clemons.


Mississippi State

[WR] 09/25/2021 – Trip Wilson is “?” Saturday vs Texas A&M (Legal problems)

Texas A&M

(!)[QB] 09/13/2021 – Haynes King is out indefinitely (Tibia)
[WR] 08/20/2021 – Hezekiah Jones is out indefinitely (Shoulder)
[OL] 09/25/2021 – Luke Matthews is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[S] 09/25/2021 – Keldrick Carper is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[OL] 09/27/2021 – Layden Robinson is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[WR] 09/25/2021 – Caleb Chapman is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[WR] 09/27/2021 – Chase Lane is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[OL] 09/27/2021 – Jahmir Johnson left last game, is probable Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)


Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M Football Series History

Series tied 7-7


Here are two teams coming off disappointing losses (aren’t they all disappointing?). State falling at home to LSU and A&M dropping a game to the Razorbacks. I think the Aggies will have the edge in this one. They have a very solid pass defense and are playing at home so the odds are they’ll prevail. The Bulldogs could steal one here though. They have a tough defense and are desperate to get back on the winning track while A&M less is effective after losing their starting QB for the season.

Our Preseason Prediction

Texas A&M 35, Mississippi State 24

Game Week Prediction

Texas A&M 27, Mississippi State 21

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 7:00 PM ET (6:00 PM CT). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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