3.7: Points per possession for Texas A&M’s offense, which ranks second in the nation to Cincinnati. Points per possession doesn’t include extra points. Basically, the Aggies are averaging better than a field goal each time they take possession of the football. A&M is better than Baylor (3.6), Oregon (3.5) and Auburn (3.3) through three weeks.

 13.7: Points Texas A&M’s defense has allowed, on average, through three games. The number in 2013 was 32.2 points per game. For the Aggies to regress this season, the defense must give up more than 38 points per game for the rest of the season, and that number likely will surpass 40 after Saturday’s game.

5: Texas A&M players averaging at least 5.3 yards per carry for at least 10 carries. As good as Kenny Hill and the passing game have been, from Trey Williams (22 carries, 142 yards) to Tra Carson (18 for 96) to Brandon Williams (20 for 119) to Brice Dolezal (11 for 86) and James White (13 for 74), the Aggies have the most balanced backfield in the SEC.


171.5: Yards of offense per game for SMU. No wonder June Jones abruptly resigned. For perspective, there are 128 FBS programs in 2014. Twelve of them have averaged fewer than 300 yards of offense. Five of them have averaged less than 250. Kent State, with the second-most inept offense in the country to date, outgains SMU by 61.2 yards per game. The A&M defense, bruised by Rice, gets a break this week.

2: Kyle Allen interceptions in 18 pass attempts. Allen has completed 13 of 18 passes, but the true freshman needs to take better care of the football. Right now it seems shocking that the quarterback competition between Allen and Kenny Hill for a long time was too close to call. (Hill has thrown 139 career passes with no interceptions.) Allen is sure to get some opportunities against Southern Methodist and needs to avoid turnovers.

3-5: Weeks that receiver/returner Speedy Noil is expected to miss after suffering an MCL injury against Rice. That puts Noil in danger of missing key SEC West games against Ole Miss and Alabama.