Column: Window of time and Class of 13
Feature: Rebels remember close losses to A&M
Talking SEC Football
No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 14 Texas A&M
Where: Kyle Field (106,000)
Kickoff: 8 p.m.
Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 91, XM 91.
Records: Ole Miss 5-0, 2-0 SEC; Texas A&M 5-1, 2-1 SEC
Series: Texas A&M leads 6-0
Coaches: Texas A&M – Kevin Sumlin 60-24, 7th season, 25-7 third season at Texas A&M. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 50-18, sixth season overall; 20-11 second season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: Texas A&M – RB Trey Williams 42-287, 4 TD. QB Kenny Hill 155-for-242 passing, 2,110 yards, 21 TD, 5 INT. WR Malcome Kennedy 33 catches, 378 yards, 2 TD. DB Howard Matthews 35 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 3 PBU. Ole Miss – RB Jaylen Walton 40-238, 3 TD. QB Bo Wallace 111-for-162 passing, 1,522 yards, 14 TD, 6 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 25 catches, 362 yards, 4 TD. CB Mike Hilton 27 tackles, 2 TFL, 5 PBU.
Trends: Texas A&M had won four straight against the Mississippi schools since joining the SEC until that streak ended last Saturday at Mississippi State.
Notes: Ole Miss’ current No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 is its highest since being ranked No. 1 in the 1964 preseason poll. … The Rebels are one of 10 unbeaten FBS teams. They are 5-0 for the first time since 1962 when they went 10-0 and earned a share of the national title. … Ole Miss will be without starting strong safety Trae Elston early. He is suspended for the first half. … Texas A&M defensive line coach Terry Price was twice a member of Ole Miss staffs. He was DL coach for Tummy Tuberville from 1995-1998 and for Houston Nutt from 2009-2001.
Summing it up: “Texas A&M has a really good team. Them being a tough opponent it just makes the road tougher, but if we can get through it like I think we can, it will make the win even sweeter..” – Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram
Prediction: Ole Miss 30, Texas A&M 27