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First Glance - Mississippi State at Texas A&M (Game Notes, Connections, Radio, TV)

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What You Need To Know

  • Tickets for this game are still available through the 12th Man Foundation.
  • Texas A&M is ranked 14th in the AP Poll and 15th in the Coaches Poll.
  • Mississippi State is ranked 21st in the AP Poll and 22nd in the Coaches Poll.
  • Texas A&M enters this game 4-0 (1-0 SEC), while MSU brings a 3-1 (1-1 SEC) record into College Station.
  • The Mississippi State campus is located in Starkville, Mississippi.

Game Notes

Historical Notes

  • The all-time series between MSU and A&M is tied 4-4.
  • Mississippi State beat A&M last season 48-31 in Starkville.
  • Mississippi State was founded in 1878 and currently has an enrollment of 20,161.

Campus Connection

  • Both A&M and Mississippi State were established as land-grant colleges after Congress passed the Morrill Act of 1862.
  • Mississippi State was once known as Mississippi A&M. Mississippi State students were originally called Aggies, then Maroons, and finally officially became the Bulldogs in 1961.
  • Former Aggie coaches in Starkville: Jackie Sherrill holds the record for most wins at MSU (75), and Emory Bellard is third on their list with 37.
  • Jason Cook, Texas A&M Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs, graduated from Mississippi State.

Famous Mississippi State Students

  • Buck Showalter
  • Jonathan Papelbon
  • Rafael Palmero
  • Will Clark
  • John Grisham


  • Game time: 6:30 pm CT
  • Channel: SEC Network
  • Broadcast team: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, and Maria Taylor


  • Texas A&M Sports Network (Full list HERE)
  • Texas A&M Spanish Network (Radio stations in San Antonio, Houston, El Paso and McAllen, Texas)
  • SiriusXM

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