Ole Miss & Texas A&M Football: A Strong SEC West Rivalry in the Making

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Ole Miss & Texas A&M Football: A Strong SEC West Rivalry in the Making
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Rebels and Aggies primed to become a friendly rivalry.

Ole Miss and Texas A&M are quickly becoming rivals in the SEC West.

Prior to last year's meeting in Oxford, the two schools hadn't met since 1980 in Jackson, MS. Beyond the two most recent affairs, the Rebels and Aggies had only battled three other times (1975, 1914 and 1911). Each of those meetings came in the state of Texas. To the chagrin of Ole Miss fans spanning decades, Texas A&M holds a 5-0 series advantage over the Rebels.

Nevertheless, intensity in the series has been greatly enhanced since the A&M joined the SEC.

Ole Miss is a bitter rival of Mississippi State and LSU. Similarly, Texas A&M hates everything about the Texas Longhorns. While each of these rivalries are nasty, the Rebels and Aggies don't share the same contempt for one another. Not yet, at least. Instead, it's really an annual SEC tilt on pace to become a fun affair in college football.

Let's take a look at some reasons why this annual contest is likely to heat up in coming years.

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