Texas A&M Football Opponents, No. 1: Ole Miss Rebels
The Ole Miss Rebels are not the best team in the SEC. Heck, they may not even be the second-best team in the SEC. Still, they can take the honor of being one of the scariest teams in the entire country.
With a high-powered passing offense led by the best quarterback in college football in Matt Corral, any school would cower in fear at the thought of taking on Lane Kiffin’s team. And guess who is standing in Texas A&M’s path to the SEC Championship Game?
Thankfully, the Aggies’ strengths work perfectly against Ole Miss’s strengths. The Rebels play well through the air, and Texas A&M defends well through the air.
The Aggies have had a handful of hiccup games in terms of their passing defense, with Alabama serving as a strong example. Texas A&M allowed Bryce Young to pass for 369 yards and three touchdowns a few weeks ago. That said, this was arguably the Heisman candidate’s worst game of the season, posting his lowest passer rating of the year in College Station.
The Aggies aren’t going to stop Matt Corral — that’s a given — but there may not be a team that is better equipped to slow him down.
Texas A&M has to win this game if they want to hold onto any chance of making it to Atlanta this year. As things stand, Ole Miss is tied atop the SEC West with Alabama, with each team holding a single loss. The Rebels still have to play a ranked Auburn team, Texas A&M, and a feisty Mississippi State football team.
If Texas A&M can win this game, they’ll have done what they can.