Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Texas A&M Aggies take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Williams-Brice Stadium. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 14 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 4-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-1. The Gamecocks have an over/under record of 0-4-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Trevor Knight finished with 225 yards through the air for Texas A&M last week. He completed 12 passes out of 22 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Trevor Knight, who finished with 157 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 16 yards per carry. Josh Reynolds was the team leader in receiving with a total of 141 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas A&M got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 59 total plays for 591 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 366 yards on 37 attempts.
Brandon McIlwain finished with 177 yards passing for South Carolina last week. He went 15 for 30, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Gamecocks were led on the ground by A.J. Turner, who finished with 42 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Hayden Hurst led the team in receiving with 84 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. South Carolina had 16 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 268 yards for the contest. The Gamecocks ran for 91 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Texas A&M scores 43 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.3 passes on 38.3 attempts for a 52.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 276.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 35th in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 270.8 yards per game on 37.8 attempts for an average of 7.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 10th in the nation. They also run 76 plays per contest and average 7.2 yards per play for an average of 547.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 9th overall this season. The Aggies average 24.8 first downs per game which ranks them 30th in the country. They accumulate 56.8 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 60th in the nation.
Texas A&M allows 262.5 passing yards per game, ranking 100th in D-1, and they allow 16 points per contest on defense, which ranks 19th. They give up 22.5 completions on 41 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.9. The Aggies allow 128.5 rushing yards per game on 40.3 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 42nd in the country. Texas A&M allows 391 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 69th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 50.5 yards per game, ranking them 47th among D-1 teams.
South Carolina averages 14.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 127th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.8 passes per game on 31.8 attempts for a 52.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 192 yards through the air per game, ranking them 101st in Division 1. The Gamecocks run for an average of 90.8 yards per game on 30.8 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 124th on the ground. They also run 62.5 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for a total of 282.8 yards per game, ranking them 124th in the country on offense. The Gamecocks get an average of 15.3 first downs per game, which ranks 124th in the nation. They average 57.8 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 57th in college football.
South Carolina allows an average of 200.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 45th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 24th in the nation. They give up 20.8 completions on 32.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8 per game. The Gamecocks allow 199 rushing yards per contest on 42 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 94th in the country. South Carolina allows 399.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 77th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 49.5 yards in each contest, ranking 46th in the nation.
Texas A&M Betting Trends
Texas A&M is 1-2-1 against the over/under this season
Texas A&M has an ATS record of 4-0-0 this season
South Carolina Betting Trends
South Carolina is 0-4-0 against the over/under this season
South Carolina has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/20/16 LB Josh Walker Suspension out indefinitely
08/19/16 DB Justin Dunning ACL out for season
09/25/16 LB Larenz Bryant Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/13/16 OT Blake Camper Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
09/13/16 S Chaz Elder Ribs expected to miss 2-4 weeks
09/08/16 OL Donell Stanley Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
08/29/16 WR Christian Owens Personal has left team
08/29/16 DB Rico McWilliams Personal out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Texas A&M
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