Texas A&M Aggies vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Faurot Field in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+9)
Faurot Field is the location where the Missouri Tigers (3-3) will try to defeat the Texas A&M Aggies (4-2) on Saturday. Missouri opens this matchup as 9-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 60.5.
The Texas A&M Aggies head into this game 4-2 this season. In their last matchup, the Aggies played the Alabama Crimson Tide and walked away with a win by a score of 41-38. Isaiah Spiller was the best rusher for the Aggies with 17 carries for 46 yards (2.7 yds per carry). Zach Calzada finished 21/31 with 285 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 170.5 and ended the game with 1 interception. On the ground, the Aggies conceded 153 yards on 34 attempts, which is an average of 4.5 yards per run surrendered. Texas A&M relinquished 28 pass completions on 48 attempts for 369 yds, and a completion rate of 58.3%. At the end of the game, they had 58 plays which gave them a total of 379 yards. The Texas A&M Aggies ended up rushing 27 different times and accumulated 94 yds, which earned them an average of 3.5 yds per attempt.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas A&M Aggies are sitting at 26.3 points per outing. As a team they are averaging 155.5 yards in the run game which is 80th in the country. The Aggies have earned 2,262 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Texas A&M has compiled 10 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns on the ground. Texas A&M has tallied 119 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 44 penalties for 354 yds. They have turned the ball over 10 times.
Concerning passing yards, the Aggies are allowing 1,255 yards which has them sitting in 78th in Division 1. They have allowed 209.2 yards per game through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 58.8%. Over the course of this year, they have relinquished 354.3 yards per contest ranking them 65th in the nation. They have relinquished 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 2 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 145.2 yards on the ground per game for the year. In total, they have conceded 871 rushing yards through 6 games. The Aggies are ranked 29th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 16.8 points per contest.
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The Tigers come into this game with a record of 3-3 for this season. In their last game, the Tigers went home victorious with a score of 48-35 against the North Texas Mean Green. Connor Bazelak (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 160 yards on 21/32 passing while his quarterback rate was 128.3. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.0. Tyler Badie carried the ball 17 times for 217 yards, walking away from the game with 12.8 yds per attempt for Missouri. Missouri ran the football for 8.3 yards per tote, finishing with 316 yds on 38 carries. The Tigers finished the contest with 476 yards and they ran 70 plays (6.8 yards per play). The Tigers secondary allowed a completion rate of 61.5%, relinquishing 305 yds on 16 for 26 passing. Missouri allowed 48 rushing attempts for 192 yards (4.0 yards per carry).
The Missouri Tigers are averaging 467.3 yards/outing, which has them ranked 23rd in the nation. The Missouri offense has 331 penalty yards on 35 violations, which ranks them 65th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season thus far, the Tigers have thrown for a total of 1,776 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 296.0 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 21st in the country. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Tigers currently rank 18th in college football by tallying 37.8 PPG.
Missouri has conceded a total of 1,733 rushing yards (288.8 yards per contest) as well as 18 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have conceded 12 touchdowns from the passing game and 210.7 yards/game, which puts them in 58th in the nation. The Tigers defense has participated in 437 plays, which ranks 124th in D-1. The Tigers are conceding 37.5 PPG, which has them sitting 134th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 225 total points.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +9
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