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Mississippi St-Texas A&M Preview Capsule

Texas A&M returns to Southeastern Conference play for a final tuneup before taking a week off and returning for a trip to No. 10 LSU. The Bulldogs look to bounce back from last week's loss to South Carolina.
KEY MATCHUP
A&M QB Johnny Manziel vs. the Mississippi State defense. The Heisman Trophy winner has thrown for 2,867 yards and 26 touchdowns and ran for 564 yards and eight more scores. The Bulldogs are ranked 23rd in the country in total defense by allowing 352.4 yards a game. Manziel accounts for 381.2 yards a game, which is third in the nation.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
MISSISSIPPI STATE: Quarterback Dak Prescott has ran for at least 100 yards in three games this season. He has thrown for 1,393 yards and five touchdowns and added 10 touchdowns on 568 yards rushing.
Texas A&M: WR Mike Evans. Evans is third in the nation with 1,147 yards receiving this season. He has 12 touchdowns this season and has two of the top three individual receiving performances in a game this year.
FACTS & FIGURES
This will be Mississippi State's second trip to Texas this season after they lost to Oklahoma State in a game at Houston's Reliant Stadium. ... The Aggies have had 500 yards or more of offense in a school-record eight straight games. ... The Bulldogs are averaging 447.1 yards a game. ... Texas A&M has scored at least 40 points in an FBS-long 12 consecutive games. ... The Aggies won the last meeting between these teams with a 38-13 victory in Starkville last season. ... Jameon Lewis is the Bulldogs leading receiver with 491 yards receiving and four touchdowns. ... The only time these teams have met in College Station came in 1913 when the Bulldogs got a 6-0 win. ... Former A&M coaches Emory Bellard and Jackie Sherrill both also coached at Mississippi State. ... The Bulldogs host top-ranked Alabama next week.


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