- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

No. 21 Mississippi St. (3-1, 1-1 SEC) at No. 14 Texas A&M; (4-0, 1-0), 7:30 p.m. (SEC)

Line: Texas A&M; by 6 ½.

Series Record: Series tied 4-4.


The Aggies look to remain undefeated and get their first 2-0 start in conference play since doing so in the Big 12 to start the 1997-98 season. Mississippi State looks for its first win in College Station, Texas since 1913.


Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott vs. A&M;’s secondary. Prescott has thrown 191 straight passes without an interception, a school record and the longest current streak in the nation. He hasn’t thrown an interception in 17 quarters and has 1,069 yards passing with seven touchdowns this season. The Aggies have three interceptions and are allowing just 187.8 yards passing a game.


Mississippi State: LB Richie Brown. Leads the Bulldogs with 39 tackles, which ranks fourth in the SEC. Brown has at least 10 tackles in three of the first four games, including 13 tackles and two sacks, both career-highs, last week against Auburn.

Texas A&M;: WR/PR/KR Christian Kirk. The freshman had a career-high 173 yards receiving last week for his third 100-yard receiving game, which tied a school record. He leads SEC freshmen in touchdowns (5), yards receiving a game (110.5), punt return yards (149), kickoff return yards (209) and all-purpose yards (201.2).


Texas A&M; DE Myles Garrett is tied for second in the nation with 6 1/2 sacks and his 7 1/2 tackles for losses are eighth in the country. … Mississippi State DE A.J. Jefferson leads the team with 7 1/2 tackles for losses. … The Aggies have won two of three games against Mississippi State since joining the SEC. …Prescott has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 18 straight games. … Texas A&M; is averaging 103,402 in attendance a game through its first two home games, which leads the SEC. …Mississippi State WR Fred Ross ranks third in the SEC with a team-leading 22 catches. … Mississippi State K Westin Graves has made all five field goals he’s attempted this season.

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