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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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In a game that many Aggie fans are probably dreading, the Texas A&M football team travels to Jordan-Hare Stadium to face the #3 Auburn Tigers.  Last week, the Tigers knocked off Ole Miss and are 4-1 in the SEC. The Aggies, on the other hand, coming off a bye week, eeked out an unimpressive win against Louisiana-Monroe, 21-16. It was a W, though, which felt good after a devastating 59-0 beat down by Alabama two weeks before, and bad losses to Mississippi State and Ole Miss in the two prior weeks, making the Ags 3-2 in the SEC.

The Aggies seem to have lost their mojo and have been unraveling before our eyes. It’s not just one problem, either. It’s the flat, predictable offense that doesn’t in any way resemble the up-tempo offenses of Coach Kevin Sumlin or of the Aggies of 2012 and 2013. It’s the bad judgment of Kenny Hill and the inexperience of Kyle Allen. It’s the defense, especially in the secondary. But mostly it’s the toughness, the swag, the belief in themselves and each other that’s missing. So what will it take to turn it around? And does our favorite team have a chance, however slim, of beating Auburn?

300 Poker Chip Set A betting man (or woman) would say absolutely not. So, if you have any sense, you’ll predict a final score that gives Auburn a huge win over the Aggies. But that’s why sports are awesome; miracles can happen. A spark could ignite the fierce competitiveness of the Aggies and it could happen this Saturday. A risk-taker might just go with the Aggies. Be the first to predict the final score of the game, without going over, and you’ll win this 300 Poker Chip Set with an Aluminum Case, 2 decks of playing cards and a poker button set.

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Texas A&M is coming off a bad beat by Mississippi State last week. Kenny Hill was not the quarterback we saw against lesser teams, the wide receivers dropped more passes than they caught and the O-line did not block as well as usual. And the defense; especially the linebackers and secondary, were destroyed.

reveille-ol-miss2Unfortunately, this week the Aggies face the number one defense in the country in Ole Miss. Normally, we’d be totally pumped because of our explosive offense. This week, not so much, unless the coaches make some major adjustments, Malcome Kennedy comes back healthy, the offense runs the ball more and takes some pressure off Kenny , the WRs overcome their temporary fear of catching the football and the Aggie “D” becomes about ten times more aggressive. If anyone feels pressure, it needs to be Bo Wallace.

So, who do you predict will win, and what’s your prediction for the final score? Dak Prescott was perfect for MSU last week. Bo Wallace was “the good Bo Wallace” against Alabama last week when they beat the Tide, but maybe he’ll have a letdown this week. Will a return to Kyle Field and a whole lot of coaching give the Aggies any advantage? Will Reveille take a bite out of Ole Miss?

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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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