Texas A&M at Arkansas: 9/25/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Arkansas Razorbacks (3-0) vs Texas A&M Aggies (3-0)
Game Info: Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 3:30 pm (AT&T Stadium)
Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks +5.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 7th ranked Texas A&M Aggies and 16th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks will square off at AT&T Stadium this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The 7th ranked Texas A&M Aggies improved to 3-0 on the season after defeating the New Mexico Lobos, 34-0, this past Saturday. Texas A&M was outstanding defensively against New Mexico and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 24-0 lead. Texas A&M outgained New Mexico by a 429-122 margin and forced New Mexico to commit one turnover in their victory. Leading the way for the Aggies was RB Isaiah Spiller who had 117 rushing yards & 1 TD on 15 carries.
On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 28.3 ppg on 437.3 total yards per game (252.7 passing yds/g; 184.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Texas A&M has been led by the RB duo of Isaiah Spiller (40 att, 250 yards, TD) & Devon Achane (30 att, 203 yards, 2 TD). Texas A&M lost their star Freshman QB, Haynes King, who is out indefinitely after suffering a leg fracture against Colorado. QB Zach Calzada has replaced King and has completed 51.4% of his passes for 482 yards, 4 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for the Aggies have been Jalen Wydermyer (13 rec, 141 yards), Ainias Smith (13 rec, 135 yards, 2 TD), & Chase Lane (9 rec, 104 yards).
Defensively, Texas A&M is holding their opponents to an average of 5.7 ppg on 239.3 total yards per game (77.3 passing yds/g; 162.0 rushing yds/g).
The 16th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks improved to 3-0 on the season after defeating the Georgia Southern Eagles, 45-10, this past Saturday. Arkansas had no trouble piling on the offense against Georgia Southern and easily crushed to victory after a 60-yard TD reception by Warren Thompson gave the Razorbacks a 31-10 lead early in the 3rd quarter. Arkansas outgained Georgia Southern by a 633-237 margin and didn’t commit a turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Razorbacks was QB KJ Jefferson who completed 13 of 23 passes for 366 yards & 3 TD’s.
On the season, Arkansas is averaging 41.0 ppg on 492.3 total yards per game (210.0 passing yds/g; 282.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Arkansas has been led by QB KJ Jefferson who has completed 61.9% of his passes for 632 yards, 4 TD, & 2 INT while also adding 180 yards & 2 TD’s on the ground. The top receiving threats for the Razorbacks have been Treylon Burks (13 rec, 206 yards, TD), Tyson Morris (6 rec, 148 yards, 2 TD), De’Vion Warren (6 rec, 89 yards), & Warren Thompson (4 rec, 81 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Razorbacks backfield has been led by the trio of Trelon Smith (42 att, 216 yards, 3 TD), Raheim Sanders (25 att, 137 yards, TD), & Dominique Johnson (15 att, 132 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Arkansas is holding their opponents to an average of 16.0 ppg on 267.0 total yards per game (142.0 passing yds/g; 125.0 rushing yds/g).
The Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. The Razorbacks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 September games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 conference games.
Texas A&M has a bunch of talent, however, I’m a bit concerned about their offense after losing Haynes King in their game against Colorado. The Aggies struggled on the road putting up points against Colorado and I can’t say I’m convinced that Zach Calzada can deliver until I see him do something against someone better than New Mexico. I had questions coming into the season about the Arkansas offense, however, KJ Jefferson has been outstanding and as I think Arkansas has a good chance winning this game outright at home, I think the play here is to take the Razorbacks and the points. Good Luck!