Kent State Golden Flashes vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Kyle Field in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (-29.5)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (3-1 last year) are en route to Kyle Field on Saturday where they will take on the Texas A&M Aggies (8-1 last season). Texas A&M is 29.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 67.5.
The Kent State Golden Flashes wrapped up their year with a 3-1 record. In their last game, the Golden Flashes played against the Buffalo Bulls and went home with a loss by a final score of 70-41. Dustin Crum was the best rusher for the Golden Flashes with 13 totes for 76 yards (5.8 yards per carry). Dustin Crum connected on 22/32 with 343 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 183.5 and finished the game with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Flashes gave up 515 yards on 54 tries, which averages out to 9.5 yards per run allowed. Kent State allowed 11 completions on 21 attempts for 148 yards, and a completion rate of 52.4%. For the game, they ran 80 plays for 578 yds. The Kent State Golden Flashes ended up rushing 45 times and totaled 235 yards, which is an average of 5.2 yds per attempt.
The Golden Flashes earned 2,426 total yards for the previous season. They gave the ball to the opposition 4 times. Kent State amassed 14 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns via the ground. Kent State recorded 129 1st downs offensively, and they committed 37 infractions for 325 yards. As a team they averaged 283.0 yds on the ground, which ranked them 3rd in Division 1. When it comes to scoring, the Kent State Golden Flashes averaged 49.8 points per game.
When talking about passing yards, the Golden Flashes gave up 648 yards which ranked them 14th in college football. In their 4 games played last season, they gave up 162.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 51.8%. They gave up 424.0 yards per outing putting them at 93rd in college football. They allowed 2 touchdowns through the air as well as 18 touchdowns via the ground game. They allowed an average of 6.2 yards per tote and 262.0 rushing yards per contest throughout last year. For the year, they allowed 1,048 yards on the ground in 4 outings. The Golden Flashes were sitting in 127th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 38.0 PPG.
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The Aggies ended the season having earned a 8-1 mark. For their last game, the Aggies went home victorious with a score of 41-27 when they faced the North Carolina Tar Heels. Kellen Mond finished the contest with 232 yards on 16/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 136.5. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.9. Devon Achane carried the rock 12 times for 140 yds, ending the game with 11.7 yds per attempt for Texas A&M. The Aggies finished the game with 457 yds on 61 plays (7.5 yards per play). Texas A&M ran the ball for 6.4 yds per attempt, finishing with 225 yards on 35 carries. Texas A&M conceded 34 run attempts for 90 yds (2.6 yards per rush). The Aggies secondary conceded a completion rate of 58.1%, surrendering 234 yds on 18 for 31 passing.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Aggies had a ranking of 41st in Division 1 averaging 31.7 PPG. Last year, the Aggies earned 2,109 passing yards as well as an average of 234.3 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 59th in Division 1. They held an average of 202.9 yards per game via the rush and toted the ball for 1,826 yards for the season. The Texas A&M Aggies averaged 437.2 yards/outing which had them sitting 34th in Division 1. The Texas A&M offense totaled 492 yards of penalties on 53 infractions, which had them ranked 61st in the country in terms of helping out the other team. They gave away 4 interceptions while conceding 4 fumbles and they recorded 215 first downs.
Texas A&M conceded a total of 830 yards rushing (92.2 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game last season. Their defense had 4 fumbles and 9 picks in the previous season. They gave up 16 touchdowns through the air and 224.3 yards per contest, which had them sitting 68th in the nation. The Aggies defense was on the field for 528 plays, which had them ranked 59th in the nation. Last year, they surrendered 190 points in total. The Aggies surrendered 21.1 points per contest, which had them ranked 37th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +29.5
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