Blog – Pregame: No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 12 Mississippi State

Records: MSU (4-0, 1-0) A&M (5-0, 2-0)

Kickoff: 11:01 a.m.

TV: ESPN

Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium

QB matchup: MSU junior Dak Prescott (Completed 58-of-96 passes for 964 yards, 11 TDs, 2 INTs, 378 rush yards, 3 TDs) vs. A&M sophomore Kenny Hill (Completed 118-of-180 passes for 1,745 yards, 17 TDs, 2 INTs, 136 rush yards)

Officials: Referee – Ken Williamson, Umpire – Russ Pulley, Head Linesman – Lane Thomas, Line Judge – Mickey Bryson, Field Judge – Grant Jackson, Side Judge – Rob Skelton, Back Judge – Grantis Bell, Alternate – Charles Lewis, Observer – George Ranager, Replay Official – Al Ford

One big thing to watch: MSU’s secondary against A&M pass offense: The Aggies lead the SEC with 401.2 passing yards per game. The Bulldogs give up a SEC high 319 yards per game through the air.

Gameday surprise: Sophomore Jamaal Clayborn isn’t starting at right guard, instead it’s sophomore Devin Desper. Clayborn was listed as the starter on the weekly depth chart.

Pregame song(s):

Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett, who wrote this song, went to Texas A&M. It’s one of my favorite songs. I hope you enjoy.

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