Inside Predictions: # 9 Texas A&M Aggies at the #13 Ole Miss Rebels

This Saturday October 24th a battle will take place in Mississippi. The Texas A&M Aggies are packing up their gear and hitting the road to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. The Aggies are 5–1 and 2–1 in SEC competition and will be looking to smash down Ole Miss in front of a packed stadium of Rebels. Ole Miss is doing real well though and could very well turn the tide on the Aggies. The Rebels are 5–2 and 2–1 in the SEC. We’ll be able to watch the good times roll on ESPN. But, before the 7:00 PM EST kickoff at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field in Oxford, Mississippi, let’s take a look at the teams and see what we can expect in this one.

Both teams are coming from defeats and will be focusing all their efforts in this game. The Aggies lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide last week 23-14. It was the first loss of their season and I am sure they will take it out on the Rebels.

Ole Miss is still recovering from a loss at Memphis. They were defeated by the unranked Tigers on national television 24-37. That being said, and knowing the strength and depth of Ole Miss, we can be sure the Rebels will be in the right mindset to leave it all on the field.

Ole Miss will be happy to have Laremy Tunsil back on the field. The left tackle was suspended for seven games and is eligible to play again in time for this game. Tunsil was suspended by the NCAA for accepting impermissible benefits. It came to light that Tunsil had been offered use of loaner vehicles over the course of six months, he also was granted a four-month interest-free promissory note for $3000, which he used for the down payment on an automobile. In addition he was given two nights of lodging at a local home as well as an airline ticket that was purchased by a friend of a teammate. Of course accepting all of this is a huge no-no by the NCAA who stand firm on their position of not allowing schools to pay their athletes.

The Ole Miss beat the Texas A&M last year, when they met in College Station for their game. However the Aggies had won the previous 5 games against Ole Miss. Texas now lead the series 5-1, but will they have what it takes to beat the Rebels at home this time? Texas is in need of a few minor tweaks to get set for this game. Texas is a strong team but so is Ole Miss, and anything short of perfect will be sent home with bad news.

Texas A&M lost to the Crimson Tide because of sloppy play. They lost because the allowed errors to happen and the Tide were able to exploit said errors. The Aggies threw a whopping four interceptions in that game and the Tide used three of them to score touchdowns. If the Aggies want to beat Ole Miss they will have to tighten up their game, not turn over the ball and keep their errors to a minimum.

My Prediction: The Aggies come out swinging, strong and confident, but they won’t beat Ole Miss. Not in Mississippi on the heels of a last week’s defeat. Ole Miss is favored -4 1/2 points, which is just a hair over a home field advantage line. I say the Rebels win by a touchdown at least.

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October 19, 2015 by : Posted in College Football No Comments

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