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Missouri will look to win in College Station for the third consecutive season, a feat no visiting team has pulled off.
This is a game that will get a lot of attention, not only from the SEC fans, but many Big 12 fans who will tune in to see a game that feels like it's still a conference game.
Although I'm sure that the Big 12's top brass in Kansas City will not even acknowledge that this game is being played.
What is more interesting about this game, is that Missouri has a once in a lifetime chance that no other team in NCAA history has been given.
Through reworked scheduling in the Big 12 after Nebraska and Colorado left before the 2011 season, Missouri played in College Station against Texas A&M two seasons in a row.
Now, to make things even more insane, both teams have left the league for the SEC, and their new conference has scheduled the same game in College Station for a third straight season.
If Missouri were to win this game, it would be the first time in NCAA history that a visiting team has won a conference game in the same stadium for three consecutive seasons.
To say that Texas A&M wants to win this one bad, is an understatement.
Missouri wins if...
They play like they did last season in College Station. James Franklin stole the show in a nationally televised game. A&M played great, but Missouri really shined, with both Franklin's ability, and the drive of the Tiger defense to stop Ryan Tannehill.
Missouri loses if...
The veterans on Texas A&M get the younger players to buy into the idea of Missouri being this years' rivalry game, and get them as motivated as they are now to beat the Tigers. The 12th Man will be out in force, but it hasn't bothered James Franklin yet. If Missouri has an unfamiliar name under center at this point in the season for whatever reason, A&M has a much greater chance.
Gone is Ryan Tannehill but A&M is returning 16 of 22 starters from a year ago, which is nothing to sneeze at. Missouri will only be returning five starters on offense, but unfortunately for A&M, one of them is named James Franklin. Another key man for Missouri will be NFL-bound offensive lineman Elvis Fisher, who will have his way with the strong side of the A&M defensive line. It will be another great game, but Mizzou will make history and pull of the baseball-style sweep of Texas A&M in College Station, a feat that no team will ever accomplish again in college football. FINAL SCORE: Missouri 24, Texas A&M 17