In one of the closer matchups of the week, No. 16 Texas A&M will take on No. 15 Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. The game in Davis Wade Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 PM ET, with television coverage to be provided by ESPN.
The Aggies come into this game after a rout of Auburn, 63-21. A&M’s high-powered offense, led by QB Johnny “Football” Manziel, had them up 42-7 by halftime. Manziel ran for 3 touchdowns, and passed for 2 more, in just over two quarters of work. The Aggies took their starters out in the 3rd quarter, then scored 2 more touchdowns. A&M held a 671-335 edge in offensive yards, and a 34-18 edge in first downs. The Aggies also fixed their turnover problem: after committing 13 in their previous 3 games, they did not commit a single one against Auburn. Start your College Football Wagering on Alabama vs. LSU Game.
Mississippi State became the latest victim of the Alabama Crimson Tide, losing on the road 38-7. The Bulldogs were held scoreless through the first 3 quarters, while giving up 24 first-half points. In fact, Alabama scored all 38 of their points before allowing one touchdown in the final 4:39 of the game. The Bulldogs suffered a 414-256 deficit in total yards, including a 179-47 deficit in rushing yards. The Tide forced 3 Mississippi turnovers, and held onto the ball for 9 more minutes than the Dogs. QB Tyler Russell is at 16 touchdowns at 2 interceptions on the year.
The Aggies are 5-13 ATS recently, and 2-10 ATS as road underdogs. They are 6-19 ATS in November games, and are 1-11 ATS against teams with winning records. The Bulldogs are 13-5 ATS when hosting an opponent from the SEC. They are 5-0 ATS at home against teams with winning records, and 8-2 ATS overall at home.
These two teams last met in 2000 in the Independence Bowl. In that one, the Aggies were 1 ½ point favorites, but lost 43-41. Check the College Football Lines for on Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State Game.
For this weekend’s game, Texas A&M is listed as a 6 ½ point road favorite, according to the SBG Sportsbook odds. The line opened at -3 ½ for the Aggies. The over/under is set at 59 points.
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