SEC Football Preview: Texas A&M at Mississippi State

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

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Team Schedules/Results

Texas A&M

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
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
09/24 Arkansas W 23-21 Neutral
10/01 Miss State 4:00 pm Away
10/08 Alabama 8:00 pm Away
10/22 S Carolina 8:00 pm Away
10/29 Mississippi 8:00 pm Home
11/05 Florida 1:00 pm Home
11/12 Auburn 12:00 pm Away
11/19 U Mass 12:00 pm Home
11/26 LSU 12:00 pm Home

Mississippi State

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

College Football Ratings

Rating Texas A&M Mississippi State
ESPN FPI 33 19
Sagarin 21 24
Massey Composite 21 28
PiRate Ratings 28 20

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Texas A&M Mississippi St
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
Scoring Offense 21.2 37.2
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
Scoring Defense 11.8 21.2
Turnover Margin 0.25 -0.50
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.378 0.460
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.000 0.571
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.344 0.302
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.667 0.286
Red Zone Offense 1.000 0.929
Red Zone Defense 0.583 0.889
Net Punting 43.6 42.0
Punt Returns 3.4 9.8
Kickoff Returns 39.6 31.7
First Downs Offense 64.0 101.0
First Downs Defense 83.0 65.0
Penalties/Game 6.8 4.5
Penalty Yards/Game 58.8 51.3

Players to Watch

Texas A&M

QB Max Johnson, RB Devon Achane, OL Bryce Foster, DL McKinnley Jackson, DB Antonio Johnson, DB Myles Jones, OL Layden Robinson, WR/RS Ainias Smith, P Nik Constantinou.

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, DB Emmanuel Forbes, RB Dillon Johnson, RB Joquavious Marks, OL LaQuinston Sharp, WR Austin Williams, WR Jaden Walley.

Injuries

Texas A&M

[WR] Ainias Smith (Ankle) – Out
[LB] Andre White Jr. (Undisclosed) – Questionable

Mississippi State

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State Football Series History

Mississippi State leads 8-7

Comments

This will be a tight game. Texas A&M should escape with a close win due to their strong passing defense, which bodes well for the Aggies going against pass-happy Mike Leach and Mississippi State. If the State defense shows up very aggressive and stingy in allowing A&M yardage, the Bulldogs could take this one.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Texas A&M 41, Mississippi St 34

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Texas A&M 24, Mississippi State 20

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

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