Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/17/14
If you can defend the pass you have a chance to slow down Texas A&M's high-powered offense. LSU, which ranks second in the SEC in pass defense, beat the Aggies in the season opener. So did Florida, which ranks fourth in the league defending the pass. A&M redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel will have his work cut out for him again Saturday when the 16th-ranked Aggies (6-2, 3-2 in SEC) travel to Starkville, Miss., to face No. 15 Mississippi State (7-1, 3-1). The Bulldogs also rank in the top five in pass defense in the SEC, allowing just 194.4 yards a game. They have a veteran secondary that starts three seniors, including All-America Johnthan Banks. The SEC West matchup will certainly present a stiff test for an A&M team that averages more than 305 yards passing a game. "Your concern is that this is a really, really good secondary," Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said. "Not only is this a good secondary, it's an experienced secondary. You've got three...
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