New Mexico vs Texas A&M Prediction - College Football Picks 9/2/23

Texas A&M Aggies (0-0) vs New Mexico Lobos (0-0)

Game Info: Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Kyle Field)

Betting Odds: Texas A&M Aggies -38 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Mexico Lobos will head down to College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies in non-conference play this weekend from Kyle Field. A&M has won all five meetings, with the most recent coming in 2021 by a score of 34-0. 

New Mexico Lobos Preview

New Mexico went 2-10 last season, with a 0-8 record in Mountain West play. The Lobos posted their sixth straight losing season, and they may be in for another long season here in 2023.UNM scored 13.1 points per game, while passing for 104.9 yards per game, and rushing for 123.2 ypg. 

• Former UAB quarterback Dylan Hopkins will likely get the call behind center for the Lobos. Hopkins played well for the Blazers last season, passing for 1,709 yards, with nine touchdowns to three picks thru ten games.

• Christian Washington returns as the leading rusher in the backfield after gaining 310 rushing yards on 73 carries last season. 

• The receiving core will feature mostly new pieces and transfers.

• The UNM defense allowed 26.2 ppg last season.


Texas A&M Aggies Preview

Texas A&M went 5-7 last year, with a record 2-6 in SEC play. The Aggies regressed last season due to a lot of factors, but the lack of stability at the quarterback position was at the top of the list. A&M scored 22.8 points per game, while passing for 219.5 yards per game, and rushing for 141.5 ypg. 

• There’s competition at the quarterback position, as Conner Weigman returned after finishing the season as the starter, and Max Johnson crossed the border and transferred in from LSU. 

• Weigman passed for 896 yards, with eight touchdowns to zero interceptions through four starts, one of which included a season-spoiling win over LSU. Johnson threw for 517 yards and three touchdowns, before being bench for Jayden Daniels last season.

• Devon Achane’s departure to the NFL left a lot big hole in the backfield, but the Aggies do have the bodies in play to replace the production.

Moose Muhammad III, son former Panthers great Mushin, is set to lead the receiving core and could be in for a big season, after catching 38 passes for 610 receiving yards and four scores.

• The A&M defense allowed 21.2 ppg in 2022.


Corey’s Free Pick

Jimbo Fisher’s biggest year in College Station should kick off on a good note, as there’s little chance of an upset here at home. The Aggies have a road matchup with Miami looming next week, so this contest will serve as a tuneup, and the hosting should come out sharp. The margin is incredibly massive, so let’s lean on A&M’s defense here, and take the Under for this non-conference matchup.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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