Texas A&M Aggies at Mississippi State Bulldogs - 10/4/14 CFB PIck, Odds, 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 -2.5 -- Over/Under: 70.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and Mississippi State Bulldogs play Saturday afternoon at Davis Wade Stadium.
The Texas A&M Aggies have an SEC title on their mind and are led by an offense that is probably better than when Johnny Manziel was on campus. Kenny Hill is completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and two interceptions. Hill has thrown four touchdowns in three of his last four games and there are seven different Texas A&M receivers with more than 100 receiving yards. Malcome Kennedy leads the way with 378 yards on 33 catches and Josh Reynolds has five touchdown receptions. Running backs Trey Williams and Tra Carson have combined for more than 400 yards and eight touchdowns. Texas A&M has the most balanced offense in the country. Defensively, the Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 15 points, 376.4 yards, and have forced four turnovers and 16 sacks. Howard Matthews leads Texas A&M with 34 tackles and Myles Garrett has 5.5 sacks.
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This could be the biggest game in the history of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, as they look to improve to 5-0. Offensively, Mississippi State goes as far as Dak Prescott takes them, as he’s completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and two interceptions, while he’s second on the team with 378 rushing yards. A win here and Prescott is in serious conversations for a Heisman trophy. Josh Robinson leads Mississippi State with 485 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and he’s coming off nearly a 200-yard game against the LSU Tigers. Mississippi State has only two receivers with 10 or more catches but a ground game that averages 5.6 yards per carry has been tough to stop this season. The Bulldogs have won six of their last seven games when rushing for over 200 yards. Defensively, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 16.5 points, 401.5 yards, and have forced nine turnovers and 14 sacks. Benardrick McKinney leads Mississippi State with 27 tackles and Preston Smith has three sacks.
The Aggies are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week.
I don't trust Texas A&M's defense at all. If the Arkansas Razorbacks could nearly knock off the Aggies at a neutral site, Mississippi State should be able to finish the job at home. I can't stress enough how big this game is for the Mississippi State football program. This is more than one game. Give me the Bulldogs in what should be an insane atmosphere.