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Mississippi State Football: Previewing Week 9

A formidable defensive threat, Thompson is sure to make a statement in tomorrow’s matchup.

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Broadcast Information

The game is at 11 a.m. CT and can be watched on the SEC Network.

What to Watch For

Mississippi State’s Erroll Thompson vs Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond

As both Thompson and Mond are one of the nation’s best at their positions, both are sure to have their hands full. While Thompson brings a high motor and speed, Mond is an elusive dual threat with second to none vision. That said, Thompson’s nose for the ball and ability to read the quarterback’s eyes should be a problem for Mond.

Though a sack or two would be nice, Thompson’s primary concern should be disrupting the backfield and containing Mond. Being that Thompson is the quarterback of Mississippi State’s defense, he knows his responsibility and should post respectable numbers. Already with 51 total tackles on the year, Thompson is not only reliable, but effective. However, Mond has thrown for 1,769 yards and 13 touchdowns along with 276 yards and three scores on the ground.

Expect a show from Thompson, as he is a highlight waiting to happen. Known for their defensive talent, Mississippi State found a gem in Thompson for all the right reasons. Look for Thompson to utilize every weapon in his arsenal and take over Kyle Field.

Prediction

Mississippi State wins 28-24