Missouri vs. Texas A&M: Former Big 12 rivals suit up in SEC showdown

Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE

Missouri faces yet another tough opponent on Saturday in Texas A&M, which has lost two games this season by a total of eight points and owns a victory over mighty Alabama.

The Missouri Tigers will hit the road to face the No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday in the final regular season game for both teams. The Tigers need to win in order to become bowl-eligible.

The game features two teams who defected from the Big 12 to join the SEC following the 2011 season. The transition has gone much smoother for the Aggies, who are 9-2 with victories over the Alabama Crimson Tide, Mississippi State Bulldogs and others. Behind freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Aggies' offense ranks sixth in the NCAA in points scored and fifth in total yards per game.

Missouri, on the other hand, has struggled to a 5-6 record while playing one of the nation's toughest schedules. After a thrilling overtime victory on the road over the Tennessee Volunteers, the Tigers failed in their attempt to win consecutive games for the first time this season by dropping a heartbreaker to the Syracuse Orange at home.

The Tigers and Aggies will kick off at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

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