The big SEC West match-up between Ole Miss and Texas A&M has been given a time and tv slot by the Southeastern Conference.
Ole Miss made themselves bowl eligible with a win against Auburn on Saturday. More importantly, they are still alive in the SEC West. This weekend they are back in Oxford, welcoming a struggling Vanderbilt side. All being well, this should be another victory for the Rebels.
After the Vanderbilt game, Ole Miss have a couple of big games on their schedule. The first is a week 10 home game against Texas A&M on Saturday Nov. 4th. Today, the SEC gave the game a time and tv slot.
The week 10 game will be played at 11:00am CT and will be on ESPN. This will be the first time that Ole Miss will be in the early Saturday time slot.
The Aggies are sitting at 4-3, with a 2-2 conference record. It’s very unlikely A&M can win the SEC West, with losses to Alabama and Tennessee. However, they can make life tough for other teams with conference ambitions, starting with Ole Miss in week 10.
In last seasons game between the two, the Rebels inched past the Aggies with a 31-28 win, with Quinshon Judkins rushing for over 200 yards. It was the final win of the season for Lane Kiffin’s team, losing the final 3 regular season games, then the bowl game.
If as expected, Ole Miss beat Vanderbilt, then the Texas A&M game will be very significant. With Georgia the week after, a win against A&M would put them in a perfect position heading to Athens.
Jimbo Fisher has been under pressure for what seems like the whole of this season and even further back. Before the meeting with the Rebels, they play a home game at College Station against South Carolina.
Despite the conference being out of reach, the Aggies still need 2 more wins to be bowl eligible. Don’t expect the pressure to be off when the two sides meet in week 10.