Texas A&M at Colorado 9/11/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Colorado Buffaloes (1-0) vs Texas A&M Aggies (1-0)
Game Info: Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Empower Field at Mile High)
Betting Odds: Colorado Buffaloes +17 -- Over/Under: 50 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Texas A&M faces Colorado on Saturday, September 11th at Empower Field at Mile High for a Week 2 college football matchup.
Texas A&M is coming off a 41-10 win over Kent State in its first game of the season in Week 1. Texas A&M was a 29.5-point favorite, therefore the Aggies were able to cover the spread. Despite the blowout win, it was not the prettiest game by the #6 ranked team in the nation. Starting quarterback, Haynes King, threw three interceptions and was only 21/33 passing in the win. Texas A&M did most of its damage on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards for 7.2 yards per carry and two rushing touchdowns. Texas A&M's defense was excellent in the win, forcing two interceptions on the MAC's top QB heading into the season, Dustin Crum. Kent State did find some success on the ground, which is something Texas A&M will have to tighten up before it gets into conference play.
Colorado defeated the FCS' Northern Colorado in Week 1 by the final score of 35-7. Colorado was a 38-point favorite, so the Buffs were not able to catch the cover. Colorado was left off of the scoreboard in the first quarter but was able to find two touchdowns in the second to take a 14-0 lead to the half. Colorado focuses on its rushing attack, as the Buffaloes ran 49 times for 281 yards, four touchdowns, and 5.7 yards per attempt. Quarterback Brendon Lewis only threw 15 passes as he completed 10 of them for 102 yards and a touchdown. Colorado will now face its first FBS opponent of the season and it just so happens to be a top-10 team in the country.
Texas A&M is a 17-point favorite and the total is set at 50. Texas A&M struggled against the run last week and that is virtually what Colorado did in its Week 1 win. I think 17 points is too much to lay on the road here and if Colorado focuses on its ground game yet again, it should be able to put up some points to cover this number.