November 3, 2012

Texas A&M preview

For the first time in nearly a calendar year Mississippi State will have to bounce back from a loss.

The 15th ranked Bulldogs suffered their first defeat of the season last week on the road against No. 1 Alabama and seek to get back on the winning track at 11 a.m. by hosting Texas A&M.

The Aggies, who are new to the Southeastern Conference, have never played in Starkville and the two teams have only met five times previously. MSU holds a slight 3-2 edge in the series.

The Bulldogs pulled ahead in the series with a 43-41 overtime win in the 2000 Independence Bowl which has been nicknamed the "Snow Bowl" due to the blanketing snowfall in Shreveport, La., during the contest. State blocked an extra point and returned it the distance for two points during the overtime period and followed up with a Wayne Madkin 7-yard touchdown run to seal the victory.

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