Mississippi State football meets Texas A&M on Saturday in Starkville. Here is your first look at Texas A&M.
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Texas A&M Season So Far
|09/03||Sam Hous St||W 31-0||Home|
|09/10||App State||L 14-17||Home|
|09/17||Miami (FL)||W 17-9||Home|
|10/01||Miss State||4:00 pm||Away|
|10/22||S Carolina||8:00 pm||Away|
|11/19||U Mass||12:00 pm||Home|
Key Stats (per game)
|Stat||Texas A&M||Mississippi St|
|Team Passing Eff.||140.2||159.1|
|Pass Yards Allowed||153.2||205.8|
|Team Pass Eff. Def.||102.87||109.15|
Texas A&M Injuries and Suspensions
[WR] Ainias Smith (Ankle) – Out
[LB] Andre White Jr. (Undisclosed) – Questionable
Challenges for Mississippi State
Texas A&M rides its tough defense to success. The Aggies allow opponents only 11.8 points per game on average. Texas A&M isn’t perfect on defense, however. They specialize in stopping the pass averaging just 153.2 yards allowed per game through the air which is a concern for pass-happy Mississippi State. The Aggies struggle at stopping the run allowing almost 177 yards per game, which is 104th best out of 131 FBS teams. The state has to find a way to crack that Texas A&M passing defense. Defensive back Jardin Gilbert has three passes broken up and an intercepted so far this season. If Mississippi State can’t outplay that A&M pass defense it could be a long day. They might want to consider mixing in a little more run to keep the Aggie defense honest.
Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.