TEXAS A&M AT OLE MISS: THREE QUESTIONS FACING THE AGGIES
1. Is 10 a special number?
We’re talking special number on the road. A&M has won nine straight road games. The Aggies’ last loss away from home was Nov. 12, 2011, against Kansas State. A&M has changed conferences and coaches since then. The school record is 10 straight, set during a stretch of games between 1939-40. Coach Kevin Sumlin’s personal road winning streak is 14 games. It should be noted that A&M very nearly lost last year against Ole Miss, a game that turned out to be the Aggies’ first-ever SEC road victory.
2. How will the secondary handle Donte Moncrief?
Ole Miss has a bevy of talented receivers. The best is Moncrief, an all-conference selection at wide receiver. He’s coming off a 122-yard, six-catch, two-touchdown performance in a loss to Auburn. A&M’s defense hasn’t dealt well with the passing game, but the Aggies have been opportunistic, coming up with two turnovers in four of their five games. Seven of the turnovers have been interceptions.
3. Can Ole Miss keep up in a scoring contest with A&M?
The Rebels have scored 136 points this season, compared to A&M’s 246. Mississippi was rolling early, with 39, 44 and 34 points in three straight wins. But the Rebels were shut out by Alabama and scored only 22 against Auburn. Quarterback Bo Wallace is capable of abusing defenses. He had 336 yards with two touchdowns against the Tigers.
— Suzanne Halliburton