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Aggies vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs: Offensive Players to Watch

The Aggies play their first SEC game on the road in Week 5 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.
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The Texas A&M Aggies continue their SEC schedule in Week 5 when they face coach Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs on the road at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi.

It will technically be the first designated road game since the Week 4 matchup against Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in the Southwest Classic is considered a neutral site game.

Last season, the Aggies and Bulldogs met in an early October tilt with Mississippi State handing Texas A&M a 26-22 loss.

Mississippi State is coming off a disappointing 7-6 overall record and 4-4 conference tally, which tied them for third place in the SEC. This season the Bulldogs find themselves 3-1 and 0-1 in SEC play.

With that in mind, here are a few offensive players to watch for the Bulldogs when they face the Aggies in Week 5.

Be sure to stick with as we preview every aspect of the matchup with the Razorbacks throughout the week

QB Will Rogers

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This should be a big year for the program, as quarterback Will Rogers now has two years of experience in Leach's Air Raid offense. After struggling as a freshman, probably due to "distance learning" and virtual meetings made necessary by the pandemic, Rogers made drastic improvements in 2021, breaking most of the single-season passing records for the Bulldogs.

So far in 2022, Rogers has thrown 16 touchdowns to three interceptions, and 1,686 yards on 140-of-190 passing. 

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WR Caleb Ducking

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The Bulldogs have some tremendous experience and depth at wide receiver. Austin Williams, who, along with fellow wideouts Jaden Walley and Jamire Calvin, provide more than 12 years combined experience playing the position at the college level. 

But leading them all in 2022 is Ducking, who tops the team with 21 catches for 258 yards and five touchdowns.

LT Kwatrivous Johnson


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