Saturday, October 22, 2016
Bryant Denny Stadium
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The Texas A&M Aggies take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Bryant Denny Stadium. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 16.5 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-1. The Crimson Tide have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread.
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Trevor Knight finished with 239 yards through the air for Texas A&M last week. He completed 17 passes out of 34 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Trayveon Williams, who finished with 217 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Josh Reynolds was the team leader in receiving with a total of 89 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas A&M got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 84 total plays for 592 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 353 yards on 50 attempts.
Jalen Hurts finished with 143 yards passing for Alabama last week. He went 16 for 26, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Crimson Tide were led on the ground by Jalen Hurts, who finished with 132 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Calvin Ridley led the team in receiving with 65 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Alabama had 28 first downs total. 20 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 594 yards for the contest. The Crimson Tide ran for 438 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Texas A&M scores 40.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 18th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.2 passes on 37.8 attempts for a 53.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 258.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 44th in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 274.3 yards per game on 40.3 attempts for an average of 6.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 7th in the nation. They also run 78.2 plays per contest and average 6.8 yards per play for an average of 532.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall this season. The Aggies average 23.7 first downs per game which ranks them 29th in the country. They accumulate 52 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 73rd in the nation.
Texas A&M allows 278.2 passing yards per game, ranking 110th in D-1, and they allow 19.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 22nd. They give up 23.5 completions on 41.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.1. The Aggies allow 159.3 rushing yards per game on 41.3 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 69th in the country. Texas A&M allows 437.5 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 98th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 51 yards per game, ranking them 48th among D-1 teams.
Alabama averages 45.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 6th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 29.6 attempts for a 64.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 239 yards through the air per game, ranking them 54th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide run for an average of 265.7 yards per game on 42.6 attempts for an average of 6.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 10th on the ground. They also run 72.1 plays per game and average 7 yards per play for a total of 504.7 yards per game, ranking them 17th in the country on offense. The Crimson Tide get an average of 22.1 first downs per game, which ranks 46th in the nation. They average 50.3 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, ranking them 83rd in college football.
Alabama allows an average of 210.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 46th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 15 points per contest, which has them ranked 8th in the nation. They give up 18 completions on 33.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.3 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 64.6 rushing yards per contest on 31.3 carries for a 2.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 1st in the country. Alabama allows 274.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.3 yards per play, which ranks 5th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 3.3 penalties for 30.3 yards in each contest, ranking 1st in the nation.
Texas A&M Betting Trends
Texas A&M is 2-3-1 against the over/under this season
Texas A&M has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Alabama Betting Trends
Alabama is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Alabama has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/20/16 LB Josh Walker Suspension out indefinitely
08/19/16 DB Justin Dunning ACL out for season
09/29/16 QB Blake Barnett Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Texas A&M
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