Five storylines: A&M vs. Mississippi State 

November, 1, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M bounced back from a loss to LSU with a dominating 63-21 win at Auburn on Saturday. It will play its second game in a three-game SEC road swing this week, heading to Starkville for an 11 a.m. Saturday meeting with No. 15 Mississippi State. Here are five storylines to look for when the No. 16 Aggies take the field.

1. Measuring stick
Texas A&M has played three ranked teams this season and is 1-2 in those games. It fell to Florida and LSU, but defeated Louisiana Tech. Mississippi State will be the fourth ranked team the Aggies play and this will be the first time the Aggies go on the road to face a ranked SEC team. Conversely for Mississippi State, the Bulldogs didn't play a ranked team until meeting No. 1 Alabama last week, falling 38-7 to the Crimson Tide. So this will be a good measuring stick for both teams.

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