Texas A&M Football will look to stretch their winning streak to two games as they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs at home on Saturday.
Texas A&M Football will look to finally hit a winning streak on Saturday when the Mississippi State Bulldogs will head to Kyle Field to take on the Aggies.
The Aggies are fresh off of a win on the road against Ole Miss, their first win of the season in SEC Conference play and in general on the road. The Aggies have a win over Arkansas in a neutral site game, but the win over Ole Miss was their first win of the season in a true road game.
Now, the Aggies will look to defend home field with a win for the first time in the conference play season, as the Aggies are 0-2 at Kyle Field during conference play, with losses to Auburn and Alabama. Mississippi State is nowhere near at the level of those two teams, but the Bulldogs could still pose a challenge with Penn State transfer Tommy Stevens at the helm at quarterback.
Although he took a step back against Ole Miss, the play of Kellen Mond will be the key to the game. Mond has looked very good in SEC conference play, despite the Aggies being 2-2 in conference play, so his ability to carry over his successes in conference games into this game will determine if the Aggies can get above .500 in conference play and draw one win closer to bowl eligibility.
Mississippi State brings forth a fairly balanced attack on offense and defense, but they are not particularly great at either. If the Aggies can replicate last week’s defensive performance against Ole Miss, and come through with an offensive outbrust similar to that of what we have seen thus far in conference play, then the Aggies should leave home with a win over the Bulldogs.