Rant-O-Matic: Previewing Texas A&M vs. Alabama Crimson Tide, Mississippi State vs. LSU Tigers

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Here’s the latest edition of Rant-O-Matic for November 9, 2012:

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

The Crimson Tide are coming off a big 21-17 win against the LSU Tigers last weekend and if they can pull off another win at home against the Aggies–it’s safe to say their path to the SEC Championship should be an easy one with favorable matchups over the final two games.

With one of the best defenses in the country, Alabama looks primed for another run at the National Championship thanks to a strong defense that is allowing just 9.1 points per game so far this season, but Saturday’s game against No. 15 Texas A&M certainly won’t be an easy one. Alabama knows there best chance of winning on Saturday will rely on the shoulders of A.J. McCarron–who completed 14 of 27 passes for 165 yards and two total touchdowns last weekend against LSU and has moved his way into the Heisman talk by throwing for 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions so far this season.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers

Unfortunately for the Tigers, one thing is certain heading into Saturday–there chances of returning to the National Championship won’t be happening this year after suffering their second loss of the year to the Crimson Tide last weekend.

Both Mississippi and LSU enter Saturday’s game with a 7-2 record looking to finish the regular season on a strong note and make their case for the Bowl games. If Zach Mettenberger–who completed 24 of of 35 passes for 298 yards and one touchdown last weekend against Alabama’s top-ranked defense–can display another solid performance, there’s no reason why the Tigers shouldn’t come out on top on Saturday.

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