Coming into Saturday, No. 14 Texas A&M was 0-5 at home against ranked opponents under Kevin Sumlin. But, the Aggies broke that losing streak with a commanding 30-17 win over No. 21 Mississippi State.
Kyle Allen led the way for Texas A&M with 322 yards and two touchdowns on 25-of-41 passing. 141 of those yards were on connections to Josh Reynolds, who hauled in seven catches. The Aggies also got 110 yards and a touchdown on the ground from Tra Carson.
Texas A&M's defense forced two turnovers and held the Bulldogs' star QB Dak Prescott relatively in check. Prescott had 210 yards passing and 96 yards rushing with one rushing touchdown, but he only averaged 5.8 yards per pass and had a long rush of 26 yards.
Just escaping this week with a win is big for the Aggies. As mentioned above, their history against ranked teams at home has not been good and it seems as though every favorite in the SEC struggled this week -- most notably Ole Miss getting crushed at Florida.
The Aggies now join LSU at the top of the SEC West standings as the only two teams still undefeated in the conference. It's good that Texas A&M is in good form and good spirits because the next two weeks after the bye will be their biggest test of the season with Alabama coming to College Station on October 17 followed by a trip to Ole Miss the week after.