New Mexico Lobos vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Kyle Field in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (-24.5)
The New Mexico Lobos (2-0) are traveling to Kyle Field on Saturday where they will compete against the Texas A&M Aggies (2-0). Texas A&M opens this matchup as 24.5-point favorites. The total is 49.5.
The New Mexico Lobos come into this game with a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last game, the Lobos stepped onto the field against the New Mexico State Aggies and earned the victory with a final of 34-25. Bobby Cole was the leader on the ground for the Lobos with 20 totes for 107 yds (5.4 yards per carry). Terry Wilson went 26/37 with 381 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 183.5 and walked away from the contest without throwing an interception. In the running game, the Lobos conceded 109 yards on 23 tries, which calculates to 4.7 yards per run allowed. New Mexico relinquished 18 completions on 45 tries for 236 yds, and a completion rate of 40.0%. Overall, they ran 83 plays for 575 yds. The New Mexico Lobos ran the ball a total of 45 times and amassed 194 yds, which came out to an average of 4.3 yards per tote.
The Lobos have earned 308 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, New Mexico has earned 3 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns. New Mexico has tallied 16 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 3 infractions for 16 yards. As a team they have an average of 64.5 yards on the ground which is 116th in the country. Regarding scoring, the New Mexico Lobos hold an average of 30.5 points per game.
The Lobos are sitting in 70th in the country in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 21.0 points per game. They are giving up an average of -0.4 yards per attempt on the ground and -4.5 rushing yards per contest this year. During this campaign, they have allowed -9 running yards through 2 games. When talking about passing yards, the Lobos are allowing 196 yards which puts them in 26th in the country. They have yielded 98.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 57.4%. Overall, they have allowed 93.5 yards/game ranking them 14th in the country.
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The Aggies step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 this season. In their last game, the Aggies went home victorious with a score of 10-7 when they played the Colorado Buffaloes. Zach Calzada (1 TD) ended the contest with 183 yards on 18/38 passing while his quarterback rating was 96.5. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.8. Devon Achane carried the rock 9 times for 50 yds, finishing the game with 5.6 yards per carry for Texas A&M. The Aggies finished the contest with a total of 294 yards while running 66 plays (4.5 yards per play). Texas A&M rushed for 4.0 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 103 yds on 26 attempts. Texas A&M relinquished 37 rush attempts for 173 yards (4.7 yds per carry). The Aggies pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 52.0%, relinquishing 89 yds on 13 out of 25 through the air.
The Texas A&M Aggies hold an average of 445.5 yards per outing, which is good for 33rd in Division 1. The Texas A&M offense has 135 penalty yds on 13 violations, which is 50th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season so far, the Aggies have earned 483 yards through the air in addition to an average of 241.5 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 41st in the country. When looking at how much they score, the Aggies are ranking 92nd in the country averaging 25.5 points per game.
Texas A&M has allowed a total of 399 yards via the ground game (199.5 yards per game) in addition to 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 0 TDs through the air in addition to 99.5 yards/outing, which has them ranked 28th in the country. The Aggies defense has been on the field for 137 plays, which ranks 96th in the nation. The Aggies are conceding 8.5 points per game, which has them 21st in the country. In total, they have surrendered 17 pts.
Who will win tonight's Lobos/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lobos +24.5
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