- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

No. t3 Mississippi (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at No. 14 Texas A&M; (5-1, 2-1) 9 p.m. EDT (ESPN)

Line: Texas A&M; by 3.

Series Record: Texas A&M; leads 6-0.


Mississippi is 5-0 for the first time since 1962 when the team finished 10-0 to earn a share of the national title. The Rebels are coming off a big win over Alabama and will try to get their first-ever victory over Texas A&M; and stay atop the SEC West standings. The Aggies look to get back on track after Mississippi State handed them their first loss last week before heading to face No. 7 Alabama a week from Saturday.


Quarterback Kenny Hill and Texas A&M;’s offense vs. the Ole Miss defense. The Aggies are averaging 47.8 points, which ranks third in the nation and the Rebels are second in the country by allowing just 10.2 points a game. They’ve given up only four touchdowns all season, with just one of those scores coming against the first-string defense, and Texas A&M; has scored 38 touchdowns, which are the most in the FBS.


Mississippi: CB Senquez Golson. He leads the SEC and is second in the nation with four interceptions. His interception in the end zone with 37 seconds remaining sealed Mississippi’s win on Saturday.

Texas A&M;: WR Josh Reynolds. The sophomore transfer leads the Aggies with 402 yards receiving and his team-best seven touchdowns are the most in school history through a player’s first six career games. He has three catches this season for 40 yards or more.


The Aggies are 4-22 against teams ranked No. 3 or higher in The AP poll and their last win over one came when they knocked off top-ranked Alabama in 2012. … Saturday will be Mississippi’s first trip to College Station since 1975. The teams met in Oxford, Mississippi the last two seasons. … Mississippi is the only team in the SEC West that hasn’t picked up a win over A&M.; … These teams first met in 1911. … The Rebels lead the SEC and are third in the nation with 10 interceptions. … Texas A&M; has six receivers with double-digit receptions. … Mississippi has forced a turnover in 28 games in a row, which is the second-longest streak in the FBS. … Texas A&M; has scored at least 10 points in all 84 games under coach Kevin Sumlin.

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