Sam Houston State (8-2) at No. 9 Texas A&M (8-2), 2:30 p.m. (FSN Pay Per View)
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Series Record: Texas A&M leads 10-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Texas A&M has to guard against a letdown after last week's 29-24 win over then-No. 1 Alabama. The Bearkats, who went to the Football Championship Subdivision championship game last season, have already clinched a share of the Southland Conference title this year and bring a seven-game winning streak into the game.
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel vs. Sam Houston State's defense. Manziel piled up 253 yards passing with two touchdowns and 92 yards rushing against the top-ranked Alabama defense last week. Sam Houston State will have its hands full dealing with the Heisman Trophy hopeful. Manziel threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more by halftime in A&M's other game this season against an FCS opponent — a 70-14 win over South Carolina State.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Sam Houston State: RB Timothy Flanders. Flanders is the school's all-time leading rusher and has 22 100-yard games in his career. He has 1,087 yards rushing with 16 touchdowns this season, and also has nine receptions for 77 yards and a score.
Texas A&M: DE Damontre Moore. Moore leads the Aggies with 74 tackles this season. His 20 tackles for losses are second in the nation, and he is third in the country with 12 1/2 sacks.
FACTS & FIGURES
The first nine meetings between these teams came between 1919 and 1941. ... These schools are just more than 50 miles apart. ... They last met in 1997 when the Aggies got a 59-6 win in College Station. ... Manziel needs 34 yards to break the NCAA freshman record for total offense of 3,827 set by Jared Lorenzen of Kentucky in 2000. ... Sam Houston State is 3-25 in 28 meetings against FCS teams since 1986. ... Sam Houston State S Darnell Taylor is one tackle shy of the school record for solo tackles of 215. ... Texas A&M freshman WR Mike Evans has at least four catches in each game this season. ... Aggies WR Ryan Swope leads the team with 36 catches for 453 yards in the last four games. ... The Bearkats have not allowed a sack in the last five games.