Game Day: Ole Miss at Texas A&M

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Advance: Difference challenge for Ole Miss defense

Fandom: Ole Miss supporters head to Texas

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.

Television: ESPN

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

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Killer_Beeze

    No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 14 Texas A&M

    The Rebels are soaring after their upset of Alabama, and they’ve got a blueprint for success against the Aggies after Mississippi State’s win last week. This game is more significant for Texas A&M’s hopes than it is for Ole Miss because the Aggies now have less margin for error after last week’s loss. Considering the Aggies still have to travel to Alabama and Auburn, this is a must-win. This should be a great matchup on paper, as A&M has the nation’s most efficient offense, and Ole Miss has the nation’s most efficient defense, according to ESPN’s efficiency ratings.

    Phil Steele predicts a 3 point win 34-31 by the Rebels.
    Phil’s predictions for this weekend:

    Actually it’s hard to imagine any team scoring that many points against the Landsharks who are ranked #5 nationally in pass defense. So, defend the run and make Kenny Hill put the ball in the air and bada bing! A win at Kyle Field

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