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

Florida vs. Missouri Sam Houston State v Texas A&M

Missouri

Texas A&M

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. Coaching 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.
Mizzou’s offense ranks 113th in the nation in yards per play, due mostly to a dreadful rushing attack. Offense The first time Johnny Manziel speaks to the media may be when he gives his Heisman acceptance speech in New York City next month.
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. Defense This is an improving unit, one that has looked a lot better the last five games.
Missouri’s special teams play ranks in the top 25 according to Football Outsiders. Special Teams 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
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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