Game Day Vitals
- Who | Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1 SEC) vs. Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 SEC)
- When | Saturday, November 3, 11:00p.m. (Central)
- Where | Starkville, Mississippi - Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
- Tube | ESPN - Play-by-Play: Brad Nessler; Color Analyst: Todd Blackledge; Sideline: Holly Rowe [Ch. 206 DirecTV, Ch. 602 AT&T Uverse]
- Tickets | MSU Ticket Office - TiqIQ
- Spread | Texas A&M by 6.5
- Series Record | (From Mississippi State's Game Notes):
Saturday's game is the first time since Sept. 20, 2001 where two top-20 teams (No. 17 MSU, No. 18 South Carolina) faced each other in Davis Wade Stadium.
- Texas A&M Profile | Texas A&M University, Southeastern Conference, School's Athletics Website
- Season to Date | 6-2, 3-2 SEC (Season Stats)
- Last Week | Texas A&M 63, Auburn 21
- Who's covering Texas A&M | Good Bull Hunting, SBNation - Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle
- Of Interest | Mississippi State takes on Texas A&M have faced off on the gridiron only five times in the schools' histories, with the only time since WWII coming in the historic 2000 Independence Bowl (via Mississippi State Game Notes).
Coaches & Players
- Head coach | Kevin Sumlin (Purdue, '88) 1st season (6-2 A&M, 41-19 overall)
- Top assistants | OC: Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech, '01) DC: Mark Snyder (Marshall, '88)
- Key Offensive Players | Check back for key offensive players in MBD's Know the Foe - Part 1 tomorrow.
- Key Defensive Players | Check back for key defensive players in MBD's Know the Foe - Part 1 tomorrow.