Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss: Game Preview With TV Schedule

By Connor Muldowney
Texas A&M
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The Texas A&M Aggies have been the topic of much discussion this season. Will Johnny Manziel be just as good as he was last season? Will the Aggies contend for an SEC title? Will Manziel be disciplined at all for his terrible image off the field in the offseason? Most of those questions have been answered, but there is still plenty of time left in 2013.

With the chance to defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide two weeks ago, the Ole Miss Rebels were considered one of the best teams in the nation that doesn’t get talked about as much as everyone else. However, two losses in a row will make everyone forget you were even a threat — which could be good news for the Rebels.

Texas A&M might have the best overall offense in the nation behind the quick-thinking, fast-acting Johnny Football. Manziel is, once again, being talked about as a favorite to win the Heisman. Leading the Aggies to a 4-1 record, the reigning Heisman winner has 1,489 yards and 14 touchdowns through the air while rushing for another 314 yards and three scores. However, the real MVP on this team might be wide receiver Mike Evans who has caught 28 passes for 691 yards and five touchdowns.

On the other side of the ball, the Ole Miss Rebels are led by Bo Wallace at quarterback who is the veteran presence that has led this offense for the past couple of seasons. He has 1,143 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season, connecting with wide out Donte Moncrief 23 times for 355 yards and four touchdowns. Jeff Scott has led the rushing attack with 424 yards and two touchdowns on 49 carries — an average of 8.7 yards per carry.

Defensively, the Aggies have nearly no defense to be found. They allow over 30 points per game while also giving up the 12th most yards per game in the nation. Ole Miss gives up just 25.2 points per game along with just 361 yards per game.

Texas A&M will travel to Ole Miss to take on the Rebels at 8:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 12. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN.

PREDICTION: Texas A&M 41, Ole Miss 37

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Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at muldown5@gmail.com.

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