Saturday, November 5, 2016
Davis Wade Stadium
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The Texas A&M Aggies take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Davis Wade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 13 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-1. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread.
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Trevor Knight finished with 204 yards through the air for Texas A&M last week. He completed 15 passes out of 24 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Kendall Bussey, who finished with 87 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Josh Reynolds was the team leader in receiving with a total of 71 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas A&M got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 515 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 233 yards on 39 attempts.
Nick Fitzgerald finished with 417 yards passing for Mississippi State last week. He went 20 for 35, resulting in a 57% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led on the ground by Nick Fitzgerald, who finished with 119 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Donald Gray led the team in receiving with 207 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 52 yards per reception. Mississippi State had 29 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 81 total plays for 669 yards for the contest. The Bulldogs ran for 252 yards on 46 carries as a team.
Texas A&M scores 38.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 22nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.6 passes on 36.5 attempts for a 53.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 249.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 50th in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 249.1 yards per game on 39.9 attempts for an average of 6.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the nation. They also run 76.4 plays per contest and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 498.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 16th overall this season. The Aggies average 23.6 first downs per game which ranks them 31st in the country. They accumulate 55.8 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 67th in the nation.
Texas A&M allows 247.5 passing yards per game, ranking 86th in D-1, and they allow 19.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 21st. They give up 22.1 completions on 38.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.1. The Aggies allow 176.5 rushing yards per game on 43 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 73rd in the country. Texas A&M allows 424 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 83rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 47.5 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among D-1 teams.
Mississippi State averages 30.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 57th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.9 passes per game on 32.4 attempts for a 58.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 219.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 78th in Division 1. The Bulldogs run for an average of 210.4 yards per game on 40.6 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 34th on the ground. They also run 73 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 430.1 yards per game, ranking them 47th in the country on offense. The Bulldogs get an average of 21.9 first downs per game, which ranks 55th in the nation. They average 56.8 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 60th in college football.
Mississippi State allows an average of 263.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 104th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30 points per contest, which has them ranked 83rd in the nation. They give up 22 completions on 36.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 154.8 rushing yards per contest on 38.5 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 58th in the country. Mississippi State allows 418.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 76th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.6 penalties for 54.9 yards in each contest, ranking 70th in the nation.
Texas A&M Betting Trends
Texas A&M is 2-5-1 against the over/under this season
Texas A&M has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Mississippi State Betting Trends
Mississippi State is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Mississippi State has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 FS Armani Watts Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
08/20/16 LB Josh Walker Suspension out indefinitely
08/19/16 DB Justin Dunning ACL out for season
08/25/16 DB Tolando Cleveland Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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