How to Watch and Stream:
Time: 7:30 EST
Watch: SEC Network
Stream: Texas A&M
Texas A&M is the favorite at -5.5, with the Over/Under at 56
Both teams enter this week’s game coming off a loss. The Aggies come in off a throttling from Alabama, kings of the SEC West. Then there’s Ole Miss, who just lost to a scrappy Mizzou team. With both teams looking to right the ship in a late night game down in Mississippi, let’s preview the upcoming matchup.
Ole Miss and Rich Rodriguez face a huge challenge. Their dynamic rushing attack, led by John Rhys Plumlee and Scottie Phillips, averages 230 yards per game, which ranks 19th in the nation. However, this unstoppable force has to meet an immovable object in Texas A&M’s rush defense. Headed by Buddy Johnson, Anthony Hines III and Justin Madubuike, They only let up 176 yards on average, and were able to contain powerhouse running back Travis Etienne. In order for Ole Miss to be successful, they need to air the ball out and get the defense on it’s heels.
Kellen Mond needs to shake off a bad day against Alabama. A&M rushing attack of JaShaun Corbin and Isaiah Spiller need to get back on track as well. What Mond does have however is an amazing recieving corps. Quartney Davis is quietly having a stellar season Combine that with Jhamon Asubon, and the passing attack for the Aggies seems due for a big game.
I think this game is more of a defensive struggle. The Aggies run defense wants to recover and show off after the Alabama game, and with Kellen Mond’s inconsistencies in the passing game(except for Quartney Davis). While Ole Miss is going to run the ball, and run the ball, and run the ball, they may face some struggles going up against a solid front 7 and be forced to air it out.
In a tough, beer filled night in Mississippi, I think the Aggies win out.
Final Score, Aggies win, 24-21