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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Saturday night at 6:30 will be the first time the new Kyle Field plays host to two ranked SEC teams, as #14 Texas A&M faces the toughest opponent they have seen so far — #21 Mississippi State. It will be a huge game, with Tra Carson seeing a lot of touches despite the fact that MSU’s red zone defense has been formidable in their first four games. If the Aggies stick to the run it opens up every weapon in their arsenal: including eventually popping a seam to run up the middle, play action passes, hitting some of the routes across the middle and getting a size-advantage match-up deep between Josh Reynolds and one of the MSU safeties. Kyle Allen can do it all, Christian Kirk can catch it all, and the Aggies can always mix it up even more by throwing in an occasional Kyler Murray package. The important thing for the Aggies is balance . . . keeping their offense balanced and throwing the Bulldogs off balance.

Kyle Allen vs Dak Prescott

On the other hand, MSU has Dak Prescott, arguably the best QB in the SEC, a powerful dual-threat senior who led the Dak-attack against the Aggies last year, accounting for 356 yards and five touchdowns in the MSU beatdown. Prescott loves to throw the ball, especially to 6’5” WR De’Runnya Wilson, which means he might just meet up with Mr. Garrett and Mr. Hall more often than he’d like to as they attempt to up their TFLs and sack numbers. Bottom line: the Aggies and the Bulldogs both have improved defenses, but we think the edge goes to Texas A&M. And they both have top tier quarterbacks, with the edge having to go to the seasoned Prescott but with Allen coming on strong. It should be a great football game, with enough explosive plays to put a lot of points on the board. We think more of those plays will be made by the Aggies; what do you think?

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

We sure had a lot of losers this weekend! In what is now being called “Upset Saturday,” there were a lot of losers in college football,  a lot of losers in the rankings, a lot of losers in the SEC West. As Texas A&M went down to defeat against Mississippi State in Starkville, almost all of you who made a prediction of the final score of that game lost because you, like the pundits, picked the Aggies.

In fact, we had only two who chose MSU in our contest.

Unfortunately for Aggie fans, Dak Prescott and the Bulldogs were just about perfect, and the Ags not only had around 14 dropped balls and many errant passes, but were not impressive on defense or special teams either. There’s a lot to fix, and next Saturday the Ags face Ole Miss . . . the team with the biggest upset in the SEC, beating Alabama. So, Texas A&M dropped from 6th to 14th in the rankings, while MSU and Ole’ Miss jumped to a tie for 3rd. Among the other losers? Oregon, Oklahoma, USC, LSU. One thing is certain, there will be even more surprises before this season close

Roulette Casino Drinking GameWe want to congratulate Rudolph, even if he did favor the Bulldogs instead of our team, the Fighting Texas A&M Aggies. Rudolph was the first to predict the win for MSU  and takes home the Casino Roulette Shot Drinking Game from the Texas Poker Store!

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This is an historic day in Aggieland for fans of the Texas A&M football team. It’s the last home game in what will forevermore be known as the “old Kyle Field.” As soon as the game ends, the grass is scheduled to be removed from the field and the real construction will begin on the $450 million stadium – what is being touted as the most ambitious stadium renovation and expansion in all of college football. It is also, with 99 percent certainty, the last opportunity to see the phenomenal Johnny Manziel play at home, as well as the last time for WR sensation Mike Evans and the incomparable Jake Matthews . . . all of whom will next be seen playing for the NFL . It’s a bittersweet day; the faithful so filled with gratitude at being part of this remarkable two years and sad to see it coming to an end.

It’s also a game that could be a good predictor of how the final two games of the season will play out. Will the Aggie defense continue to show the improvement that encouraged Aggie fans against their last two opponents? Or, when faced with a far better MSU team, will the improvements prove to be more perception than reality? We’re hoping that the D continues to fly to the ball, cover their gaps, complete their tackles, rush the passer and create some mayhem for the Bulldog’s offense. We’re hoping for more turnovers and interceptions. And, we’re hoping that JFF and his explosive offense go out with a bang at Kyle Field.

MSU vs Texas A&MWe have recorded all your predictions and wish y’all the best of luck. We’re right there with most of you; we’ve put away the poker tables for the day and we’re on our way to join the 12th Man and root for our Fighting Texas A&M Aggies to BTHOmsu!

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