COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Riding a five-game winning streak and assured of playing in next week's Southeastern Conference title game, No. 6 LSU just had to take care of underperforming Texas A&M to keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive.
No. 6 LSU (9-2, 6-1 SEC) at Texas A&M (4-7, 1-6), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: LSU by 9 1/2
On paper, No. 6 LSU’s game against Texas A&M should be an easy win.
But Tigers’ coach Brian Kelly knows better than to underestimate the Aggies despite their struggles this season.
“This is as arguably as talented as a football team as we’ll see all year,” Kelly said.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Conner Weigman threw for 191 yards and a touchdown and Texas A&M overcame a sloppy and mistake-filled performance to snap a six-game skid with a 20-3 win over UMass Saturday.
A look at Week 12 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 1 Georgia (10-0 7-0, No.
UMass (1-9) at Texas A&M (3-7), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN+, SEC Network+)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Texas A&M by 33 1/2.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Carnell Williams entered the postgame interview room shoeless and clutching a game ball.
Jarquez Hunter and Tank Bigsby each rushed for 121 yards and Williams' Auburn team held on for a 13-10 victory over Texas A&M Saturday night, in a battle of teams tied for last in their division.
THIMODAUX, La. (AP) — Eli Ennis chased Texas A&M-Commerce quarterback Jaiave Magalei out of the back of the end zone midway through the fourth quarter and the resulting safety proved to be the difference in Nicholls' 12-10 win over the Lions on Saturday.
Texas A&M (3-6, 1-5 SEC) at Auburn (3-6, 1-5), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Auburn by 1 1/2
No. 20 Notre Dame is back in The Associated Press college football poll after struggling early this season.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest became the latest teams from the preseason AP Top 25 to slide out as eight ranked teams lost this past weekend.
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Zach Clement threw four touchdown passes, Northwestern State held Texas A&M-Commerce scoreless in the second half and the Demons posted a 41-14 win over the Lions on Saturday to remain undefeated in Southland Conference play.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Anthony Richardson threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards and two scores as Florida snapped its two-game losing streak with a 41-24 win over Texas A&M on Saturday.
Florida (4-4, 1-4 SEC) at Texas A&M (3-5, 1-4), noon EDT (ESPN)
Line: Texas A&M by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other members of the sports world are condemning recent incidents of hate speech toward Jewish people — not just the antisemitic comments by the music mogul formerly known as Kanye West, but also outside of a college football game in Florida on Saturday night.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — J.T. Tuimoloau had a strip sack to set up No. 2 Ohio State for a touchdown and then had a pick-6 for the Buckeyes, who scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to erase a deficit and beat No.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Quinshon Judkins had quite the 19th birthday.
Judkins rushed for 205 yards, Jaxson Dart passed for three touchdowns and No. 15 Mississippi beat Texas A&M 31-28 on Saturday night.
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Marcus Cooper ran for 183 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns and Incarnate Word beat Texas A&M Commerce 35-7 on Saturday.
Cooper's 5-yard scoring run with 1:10 before halftime gave the Cardinals (8-1, 3-1 Southland Conference) a 14-7 lead and they proceeded to pull away after the break.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 15 Ole Miss looks to rebound from its first loss of the season Saturday night when the Rebels visit a Texas A&M team reeling from yet another defeat in an increasingly disappointing season.
No. 15 Mississippi (7-1, 3-1 SEC) at Texas A&M (3-4, 1-3), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Ole Miss by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina opened strong with 17 points in the first six minutes — sparked when Xavier Legette took the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown — then held on to beat Texas A&M 30-24 on Saturday night.
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Michael Noble returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter as Texas A&M-Commerce scored 31 unanswered points to wallop Houston Christian, 31-3 to go to 3-0 in Southland Conference play Saturday.
Texas A&M (3-3, 1-2 SEC) at South Carolina (4-2, 1-2), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Texas A&M by 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Eric Rodriguez threw two of his three touchdown passes to Andrew Armstrong and Texas A&M-Commerce shut out McNeese in the second half in a 40-15 victory on Saturday night.
Will Anderson is one of the nation’s top pass rushers. Hendon Hooker has been among the hottest passers.
It could well be among the marquee quarterback matchups of the season: Alabama’s Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young vs.
Maybe making a coaching change less than halfway through the season isn't such a terrible idea.
After an unprecedented spate of early season firings, teams with interim head coaches went 4-0 this weekend in major college football.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama was plagued by turnovers and other mistakes and once again was pushed to the brink by Texas A&M, this time with Bryce Young watching from the sideline.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Milroe threw for three touchdowns in his first start and No. 1 Alabama made a final goal-line stand to escape with a 24-20 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night in a battle of backup quarterbacks.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Following a two-game absence, Eric Rodriguez threw for 374 yards and four touchdowns and Texas A&M Commerce beat Southeastern Louisiana 31-28 on Saturday in the Lion's first-ever Southland Conference contest.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Bryce Young didn't start the game against Texas A&M because of sprained right shoulder, leaving Jalen Milroe as his replacement.
Alabama and Texas A&M have basically taken last year’s scenario and added some offseason spice.
Texas A&M (3-2, 1-1 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (CBS).
Line: Alabama by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
A look at Week 6 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 8 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 25 LSU (4-1, 2-0)
So, about that game of the year ...
The much-anticipated matchup between Texas A&M and Alabama, after an offseason feud between the team's championship-winning coaches, is not nearly as interesting as expected.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M’s offense has sputtered all season, remaining stagnant despite a quarterback change.
As the Aggies prepare to visit top-ranked Alabama on Saturday, coach Jimbo Fisher is adamant that they can turn things around if every player simply makes a commitment to doing things right on every play.
Can't hide problems when conference play starts.
The second month of the college football season often reveals issues that nonconference play might have masked and which teams could be in for long seasons.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Offensive opportunities were there for the taking by No. 17 Texas A&M. Mississippi State’s defense was also there to deny the Aggies at almost every turn.
The Bulldogs forced A&M into four turnovers, including three inside the red zone, and took advantage in a 42-24 victory on Saturday.
No. 17 Texas A&M (3-1, 1-0 SEC) at Mississippi State (3-1, 1-1), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (SEC)
Line: Mississippi State by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook.
Having seen his team regain its swagger since an upset loss, Jimbo Fisher now wants consistency from No. 17 Texas A&M.
That will be important on Saturday when the Aggies (3-1, 1-0 SEC) visit Mississippi State (3-1, 0-1).
A look at Week 5 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 7 Kentucky (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 14 Mississippi (4-0, 0-0)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jimbo Fisher was glad Texas A&M had to face consecutive top-15 opponents after that embarrassing home loss to Appalachian State.
The Aggies have certainly responded while learning a few things about themselves.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and the Wildcats stunned No. 6 Oklahoma 41-34 on Saturday night.
Martinez also passed for 234 yards and a score and Deuce Vaughn rushed for 116 yards for the Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Big 12).
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Demani Richardson got the ball just like he wanted, and the defensive back sprinted the final 82 yards down the sideline on a wild fumble return touchdown for No. 23 Texas A&M.
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Zadock Dinkelmann threw three touchdown passes to Andrew Armstrong and Texas A&M-Commerce staked NAIA-member North American University to a 3-0 lead before scoring 63 unanswered points for a 63-3 non-conference win on Saturday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman fondly remembers that feeling in the locker room after the Razorbacks' first-in-a-decade victory, and finally beating longtime rival Texas A&M in a Southeastern Conference game.
No. 10 Arkansas (3-0, 1-0 SEC) vs. No. 23 Texas A&M (2-1, 0-0), at Arlington, Texas, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, (ESPN).
Line: Texas A&M by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch in Week 4 of the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 20 Florida (2-1, 0-1 SEC) at No.
Washington made its season debut in The Associated Press college football on Sunday at No. 18, and Penn State and Oregon moved into the top 15 after all three had decisive nonconference victories.
A weekend filled with blowouts by highly ranked teams kept the top 10 almost unchanged.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Looking for a way to get his team back on track after an upset last week, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher benched quarterback Haynes King for Max Johnson, and the LSU transfer came through to help the Aggies down the Miami on Saturday night.