Texas A&M Football First Look: Mississippi State

Texas AM-First-look-Mississippi State

Texas A&M football meets Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville. Here is your first look at Mississippi State.

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Mississippi State Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Memphis W 49-23 Home
09/10 Arizona W 39-17 Away
09/17 LSU L 16-31 Away
09/24 Bowling Grn W 45-14 Home
10/01 Texas A&M 4:00 pm Home
10/08 Arkansas 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Kentucky 8:00 pm Away
10/22 Alabama 8:00 pm Away
11/05 Auburn 1:00 pm Home
11/12 Georgia 12:00 pm Home
11/19 East Tennessee State 12:00 pm Home
11/24 Mississippi 7:00 pm Away

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Texas A&M Mississippi St
Scoring Offense 21.2 37.2
Scoring Defense 11.8 21.2
Total Offense 321.0 431.8
Rushing Offense 127.2 80.8
Passing Offense 193.8 351.0
Team Passing Eff. 140.2 159.1
Total Defense 330.0 319.2
Rushing Defense 176.8 113.5
Pass Yards Allowed 153.2 205.8
Team Pass Eff. Def. 102.87 109.15
Turnover Margin 0.25 -0.50

Mississippi State Injuries and Suspensions

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Texas A&M

The Bulldogs have the second most productive passing game in the SEC averaging 351 yards per game. Veteran Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers averages 35 completions for 346.5 yards per game. He has 1,386 yards passing for 16 touchdown passes this season. State’s defense is formidable as well allowing just under 320 yards per game on average. The Bulldogs have a balanced defense and are solid at stopping both the run and pass but not among the best at either. A&M has to find a way to slow down the State passing attack. Limiting yards gained after catches is one way to deal with the Bulldogs. Let Mississippi complete 50 passes for 3 or 4 yards on average.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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