Ole Miss vs Texas A&M Live Stream, TV Channel, Watch Online, Prediction, Picks, Spread, Football Game Odds

No. 15 Ole Miss and Texas A&M look to get back on the winning track after Week 8 losses when they face off Saturday night in College Station, Texas. However, the stakes in the second half of the season will be quite different for these two SEC West foes.

Ole Miss suffered its first loss of the season last week, falling 45-20 to LSU in a game in which the Rebels were outscored 28-0 after halftime. It was a disappointing loss that knocked Ole Miss out of sole possession of first place in the division and stripped the team of top-10 status, but Lane Kiffin’s group is by no means out of the running with a crucial head-to-head matchup against Alabama in Oxford looming on Nov. 12.

Texas A&M, on the other hand, suffered its third loss of the season in SEC play and fourth loss overall when the Aggies fell 30-24 at South Carolina on Saturday. Starting quarterback Haynes King left the game with an injury in the fourth quarter, and his departure forced freshman and former five-star prospect Connor Wiegman into his first collegiate action. Jimbo Fisher said Monday that King “has to be there” for the game against Ole Miss, but he did not commit to either King or Weigman as the team’s starter for the game.

There’s a lot to note about a matchup between an Ole Miss team looking to stay in the conference title race and a Texas A&M team looking to salvage its season with a ranking win.

How to watch Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M live

Date: Saturday, October 29 | time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Kyle Field – College Station, Texas
television: SEC Network | Live Stream: fuboTV (Try Free)

Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M: I need to know

Two teams with two different speeds: Not only are these two teams on opposite ends of the SEC West standings, they are also on opposite ends of the college football pace rankings. Ole Miss currently ranks third among all FBS teams at 20.3 seconds per game, while Texas A&M ranks outside the top 90 nationally and in the bottom three among SEC teams. As is the case when two contrasting attacking styles are pitted against each other, dictating tempo will be a huge part of the match. Texas A&M is hoping its ball control and patient approach will keep Ole Miss out of rhythm, while the Rebels are hoping a quick start and quick scoring will push the Aggies out of their comfort zone. Quick three-and-outs are the worst possible thing for both offenses, so look for third-down conversions and the ability to string together long drives to play a key role in the scoring as well.

Ole Miss has one of the best rushing attacks in the country: It’s not just Kiffin’s rushing offense that worries defenses, it’s the speed and versatility of a rushing attack that’s one of the best in the country. Ole Miss leads the FBS with 26 rushing touchdowns on the season and ranks in the top five in the FBS in total yards, rushing yards per game and rushing attempts. The breakout star of the offense was Quinshon Judkins, who leads all freshmen nationally in rushing touchdowns (12) and rushing yards (831). Judkins also has five multiple rushing games this season, a mark that is already tied for the school single-season record.

Weigman or King? Each of them will deliver it to Achane: Fans wondered if King’s injury would open the door for Texas A&M to get an early start in the Conner Weigman era. The former five-star prospect has a high ceiling, but his 8-for-15 showing for 91 yards late in the game didn’t give anyone much to work on in terms of predicting what he might do in the near future. But with either King returning from injury or Wiegman making his first career start, the best thing Texas A&M can do offensively is put the ball in Devon Achain’s hands. The Aggies running back currently ranks third in the SEC with an average of 89.6 yards per game, but he is also a factor in the passing attack and return game. When Texas A&M’s offense is at its best, the onus falls much less on the quarterback to carry the load while allowing Achane to lead the way.

Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M Prediction, Picks

Pace and length of drives are expected to be huge factors in this game. This is where Ole Miss’ ability to gain third downs and continue to wear down Texas A&M’s defense will be key for the Rebels. That rushing attack has helped Ole Miss rank No. 2 in the SEC and No. 10 nationally in third-down conversions at 52.3 percent. That helps Ole Miss bounce back and enter a much-needed bye week with a win. Prediction: Ole Miss -2.5

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