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College Football Week 13: Missouri At #9 Texas A&M

Missouri
Texas A&M
Florida vs. Missouri
Sam Houston State v Texas A&M
Coaching
Of the eight SEC teams playing out of conference last week, Gary Pinkel’s team was the only one to lose, falling at home to Syracuse. The Tigers are now 5-6 which means they’ll need a big upset to become bowl eligible.
Winner There’s no denying what Kevin Sumlin has done in his first year as A&M’s head coach. Remember, the Aggies were 6-6 last year.
Offense
Mizzou’s offense ranks 113th in the nation in yards per play, due mostly to a dreadful rushing attack.
Winner The first time Johnny Manziel speaks to the media may be when he gives his Heisman acceptance speech in New York City next month.
Defense
The Tigers’ D is average, but the better offenses it has faced haven’t had problems putting up big numbers. And A&M is one of those “better” offenses.
Winner This is an improving unit, one that has looked a lot better the last five games.
Special Teams
Winner Missouri’s special teams play ranks in the top 25 according to Football Outsiders.
We found something Manziel can’t do: the star QB missed an extra point attempt last week after his long touchdown pass opened the second half.

The Winner Is

Sam Houston State v Texas A&M
Winner Texas A&M
3 out of 4

These two programs, which came over from the Big 12 this year, have had very different inaugural seasons. Texas A&M is playing for a shot at a BCS bowl and should deny Missouri bowl eligibility.
-Andrew Kahn, College Football Contributor

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