Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Kyle Field in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (-9)
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-2) are en route to Kyle Field on Saturday where they will take on the Texas A&M Aggies (3-1). Texas A&M opens this contest as 9-point favorites. The total is 45.5.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 2-2 for this year. In their last contest, the Bulldogs faced off with the LSU Tigers and took a loss by a score of 28-25. Will Rogers connected on 47/62 with 371 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 138.8 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Jo'quavious Marks led the offense in rushing for the Bulldogs with 13 totes for 46 yards (3.5 yards per carry). The Mississippi State Bulldogs ended up rushing 26 different times and amassed 115 yards, which earned them an average of 4.4 yards per carry. In all, they had 88 plays for 486 yards. Mississippi State allowed 17 completions on 27 attempts for 280 yds, and a completion rate of 63.0%. In the running game, the Bulldogs conceded 63 yds on 27 attempts, which is 2.3 yds per run allowed.
The Bulldogs have earned 1,705 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Mississippi State has compiled 11 touchdowns through the air and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 times. Mississippi State has earned 92 first downs, and they have been called for 36 infractions for 255 yards. As a team they have an average of 62.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 129th in Division 1. When it comes to scoring points, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 28.3 points per contest.
Concerning passing yardage, the Bulldogs are conceding 1,010 yards which puts them in 111th in Division 1. They have allowed 252.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 58.7%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 323.8 yards per outing ranking them 56th in Division 1. They have granted 9 touchdowns by air as well as 1 touchdown on the ground. The opposition is running for an average of 2.8 yards per run and 71.3 rushing yards per game on the season. For the season, they have allowed 285 yards via the running game in 4 outings. The Bulldogs rank 92nd in the nation in terms of team defense, allowing 25.8 PPG.
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The Aggies head into this game 3-1 for this year. In their last game, the Aggies walked away with a loss by a score of 20-10 when they faced the Arkansas Razorbacks. Zach Calzada finished the game with 151 yds on 20/36 passing while his quarterback rate was 85.2. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 4.2. Isaiah Spiller carried the ball 12 times for 95 yards, ending the contest with 7.9 yds per attempt for Texas A&M. The Aggies finished the game with 272 yds while running 58 plays (4.7 yards per play). Texas A&M rushed the ball for 5.5 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 121 yards on 22 carries. Texas A&M conceded 47 attempts on the ground for 202 yards (4.3 yds per rush). The Aggies secondary gave up a completion rate of 47.4%, surrendering 246 yds on 9 for 19 through the air.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Aggies currently sit 98th in college football holding an average of 23.8 points per contest. Over the course of the season to this point, the Aggies have earned 909 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 227.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 73rd in D-1. The Texas A&M Aggies average 396.5 yards/game, ranking them 69th in Division 1. The Texas A&M offense has totaled 245 yards of penalties on 30 infractions, which is 25th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Texas A&M has surrendered a total of 688 rushing yards (172.0 yards/game) and 2 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns through the air and 119.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 16th in D-1. The Aggies defense has been on the field for 263 plays, which ranks 65th in Division 1. The Aggies are relinquishing 9.3 points per game, which has them sitting 14th in D-1. Overall, they have given up 37 pts.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +9
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