Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M 10/4/14 Free College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (5-0) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Texas A&M Aggies face off on Saturday in Starkville in a SEC college football battle of ranked teams.
The Mississippi State bulldogs are 4-0 n the season and coming off of a bye after an epic win over LSU. For several years MSU has fallen short of expectations barely qualifying for bow gams but this year they have a chance to be a win away from bowl eligibility after five games if they can get a win here. The Mississippi State offense is averaging 41.2 points per game led by QB Dak Prescott who has completed 60.4 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions and he has rushed for 378 yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldog ground attack is averaging over 270 yards per game led by Josh Robinson who has 485 yards and four touchdowns and 7.8 yards per carry average. Jameon Lewis leads Mississippi State in receiving with 15 catches and De’Runnya Wilson has as 10 catches and four touchdowns. The MSU defense allows just 16.5 points per game with six interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and 14 sacks. Bernardrick McKinny has 27 tackles and two sacks, Beniquez Brown has 22 tackles, and Preston Smith has three sacks. This is clearly the best team Mississippi State has under Head Coach Dan Mullen.
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The Texas A&M Aggies have won their first five games and they are coming off of a big win over Arkansas in game they trailed much of the way. Texas A&M has blown out the bulk of their opponents but last week they need a big play to get to overtime and then won it in the extra period. The Aggies offense is averaging 51.2 points per game led by QB Kenny Hill who has completed 65.6 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions. Trey Williams leads the rushing attack with 6.2 yards per carry and four touchdowns and Tra Carson has four rushing touchdowns but the Aggies have even more options if needed. Malcome Kennedy appears to be the next great Texas A&M receiver with 3 catches and two touchdowns, Ricky Seals-Jones has 20 catches and three touchdowns, Josh Reynolds has five receiving touchdowns, and Edward Pope has four. The Aggies defense is greatly improved from last season allowing 15 points per game with two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and 17 sacks. Howard Matthews has 34 tackles, Justin Bass has 30 tackles, and Myles Garrett has 5.5 sacks. Texas A&M is highly ranked for good reason as they are simply loaded.
Mississippi State is 6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 2-5 against the spread following a bye week. Texas A&M is 3-7 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread in their last five SEC games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
This looks to be a tight one and while I can see MSU giving A&M a lot of same problems Arkansas did last week I see A&M just having too many weapons and an all around better coaching staff and it all adds up to the difference in the Aggies favor.
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