COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Mississippi State football team is in College Station this week to face the Texas A&M Aggies in an SEC West clash Saturday at 11 a.m. CT at Kyle Field.
The Bulldogs (3-4, 1-3 SEC) enter the game following a 36-13 loss at home to No. 2 LSU, while the Aggies (4-3, 2-2) are coming off a 24-17 win against Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi.
MSU leads the all-time series against Texas A&M, 7-5, and has won four of the last five meetings, including three straight over the Aggies.
Freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader made his second career start last week against LSU. He finished the game 17-of-28 passing for 238 yards and one touchdown to go along with 66 rushing yards and one touchdown on 19 carries.
Texas A&M lost starting running back Jashaun Corbin for the season with a hamstring injury, but the Aggies did manage 125 yards rushing against Alabama and 165 against Ole Miss last week.
Let’s get to the picks.
Collin Wilmes: These teams play very similar, with both teams being led by dual-threat quarterbacks. Both teams are also not where they want to be, but I give a slight edge to the Aggies with a slightly better quarterback in Kellen Mond and home-field advantage. Final score: Texas A&M wins 35-21.
Gil Maneclang: I might be really dumb here, but I want to believe in Joe Moorhead so bad that I’m picking the Bulldogs to go on the road and steal a game at Kyle Field. The defense improves from the LSU game and forces Mond into throwing at least two picks The offense does just enough with Schrader and Hill on the ground. Final score: Mississippi State wins 21-17.
Landon Young: I WANT TO PICK US AGAIN. I like our chances against Texas A&M’s sub-par running game. Kellen Mond didn’t look hot against Ole Miss, but who knows how he’ll play at Kyle Field. I can’t pick the Bulldogs on the road right now. My hope for wins on the road is slim to none. I’ll take the Aggies, 24-20.
You can watch the game Saturday at 11 a.m. CT on SEC Network.