No. 9 Texas A&M rolls into Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for an SEC showdown against Ole Miss.
Since dropping a 49-42 thriller to Alabama, Johnny Manziel and the Aggies (4-1) have quickly gotten back on track. In its two games since, Texas A&M has outscored its two opponents (SMU and Arkansas) 87-46.
The Aggies offense continues to look unstoppable.
Meanwhile, Ole Miss (3-2) has dropped two straight, and both have been conference games.
Last week, the Rebels suffered a disappointing 30-22 loss to Auburn, but that came on the road—as did their loss the week before to Alabama. Ole Miss will be hoping some home cooking does it well this week.
When: Saturday, October 12, at 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Spread: Texas A&M -6.5
Injury Report (Injury info via USA Today)
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Top Storyline: Can the Aggies find a defense to match their offense?
Offense is not going to be the problem with Texas A&M this year. Manziel has been fantastic, and the entire offense is lethal.
At 49.2 points per game, Texas A&M has the fourth-best scoring offense. However, it is allowing the 87th most points.
That is not surprising considering the Aggies are allowing 476.4 yards per game. Only 11 FBS teams are allowing more.
That doesn't mean this defense is without hope.
Suffering from suspensions early in the season, the defense is finally getting a chance to play at full strength. However, if this defense is going to be anything but a liability, it better starts proving that this week.
Prediction: Texas A&M 44, Ole Miss 20
The Aggies' offense is far too powerful for the Rebels to handle. The Aggies will meet little resistance moving up and down the field in this game.
That will place a huge amount of pressure on the Ole Miss offense, and that will lead to mistakes and an easy win for Texas A&M.