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The Sooners are on the road for the second straight week against a one loss team in conference. This time Oklahoma travels to College Station to play Texas A&M. Here's what we know about the Aggies.

The enter the game against Oklahoma with an 8-1 record but in our opinion that record, like Missouri, is deceiving because the level of competition for the Aggies has been sub par. Texas A&M's schedule is ranked 101 in the Sagarin rankings. That equates to easy wins over the Citadel, Louisiana-Lafayette and La. Tech but not as easy once you get to games in conference.

Oklahoma will be the strongest opponent for the Aggies to this point in their season and even though the game is in College Station I like Oklahoma's chances. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying this isn't a team without talent but I am still a believer that having Coach Fran on your sideline is a 10 point swing for the other team.

Players to watch for on Offense
RB Courtney Lewis (25) - Lewis is averaging 4.93 yards per carry but is only getting about 7 carries per game.
TE Martellus Bennett (13) - Bennett has three touchdowns in the last two games.
RB Jorvorskie Lane (11) - Better known as the bowling ball lane checks in at 274 pounds and has surprising speed. Lane averages 4.47 yards per carry and has 17 touchdowns on the season.
RB Mike Goodson (3) - Goodson is the speedster in A&M's triple threat rushing attack. He had his best game of the season last week against Baylor when he rushed 8 times for 98 yards.
QB Stephen McGee (7) - Has a 144.69 efficiency rating and has thrown for 11 touchdowns to only one interception. He can also hurt you with his legs, McGee also has 454 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns this season.

Players to watch for on Defense
LB Justin Warren (10) Has 66 total tackles on the season.
DT Red Bryant (85) A beast in the middle, has 18 tackles and 1 sack.
DE Chris Harrington (92) 40 total tackles and 5 sacks.

Oklahoma marks the first of a three game stretch that will be the toughest three games on the Aggies schedule. There will always be the chance of the Sooners being overlooked on Saturday with Nebraska and Texas next on the Aggies schedule.