While the Alabama Crimson Tide have had the SEC West on lock, the beat must go on. And on Saturday, we’ll have an SEC West showdown in College Station.
The 5-4 Texas A&M Aggies welcome the 5-4 Ole Miss Rebels to Kyle Field, where they’ll meet at 11 a.m. local time. This has all the makings of a pretty fascinating matchup, where A&M seeks bowl eligibility while Ole Miss just looks to spoil the fun.
Both teams come into this game on the heels of defeats, although of different compositions. Texas A&M saw a 4th quarter lead evaporate against the Auburn Tigers, leading to a 24-20 loss. Ole Miss, meanwhile, lost in a wild game to the South Carolina Gamecocks, where I hope you had the over, because the final was 48-44.
Given that Ole Miss’ defense is arguably the worst in the SEC, it’s not likely that A&M suffers many setbacks. The Rebels have allowed the most points in the entire conference (325) while A&M has merely given up 200. Kellen Mond, Trayveon Williams and Jace Sternberger could be poised for big games statistically if everything pans out right for them.
Ole Miss will have to rely on the arm of Jordan Ta’amu to get the job done. He’l be facing a stingy defense, but luckily there’s still plenty of talent for him to dish it out to. And luckily, Ole Miss’ offense isn’t, you know, the problem for this team. With Scottie Phillips and A.J. Brown around, the Rebels offense can definitely hang with the Aggies. It’s just about getting the stops that they need to.
HOW TO WATCH
Time: Noon ET/11 a.m. CT
TV: CBS (Check your local listings)