Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Texas A&M Aggies CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/27/14
Arkansas Razorbacks (3-1) at Texas A&M Aggies (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -9 -- Over/Under: 71.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas A&M Aggies will meet Saturday afternoon at AT&T Stadium.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are winners of three straight and are finally looking like a team that Bret Bielema coaches. The Razorbacks have the eighth best rushing attack in the country, averaging 7.1 yards per carry and rushing for 17 touchdowns. Alex Collins leads the way with 490 yards and five touchdowns, while Jonathan Williams has 391 yards and seven touchdowns. This was the type of success Bielema had back in Wisconsin, and it’s paying off in his second season at Arkansas. Quarterback Brandon Allen hasn’t even had to do much, but he is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns and one interception. You can expect the Razorbacks to test the Aggies defense early and often while they try to control the tempo of the game. Defensively, the Arkansas Razorbacks allow 373.3 yards and have forced six turnovers and eight sacks. Martrell Spaight leads the Razorbacks with 30 tackles and Taiwan Johnson has five tackles for loss.
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The Texas A&M Aggies look like a team that can once again compete for an SEC title with four straight wins under their belt. Kenny Hill has done a fabulous job in replacing Johnny Manziel, as he’s completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns and one interception. The Aggies have seven different players with more than 100 receiving yards and they’ve produced 40 passing plays that have produced 15 or more yards. Malcome Kennedy leads Texas A&M with 334 receiving yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, the Aggies ground game is averaging 6.3 yards per carry and 13 touchdowns, as Trey Williams is one of six runners with more than 100 yards. Defensively, the Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 349.5 yards and have forced three turnovers and 16 sacks. Howard Matthews leads the Aggies with 27 tackles and Myles Garrett has 5.5 sacks.
The Razorbacks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aggies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games. The Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are finally starting to look like they have an identity and are playing terrific football. You also get the feeling that this is a bigger game for the Razorbacks, a team that's hungry to get back on the map. I think Arkansas can keep this game within single digits, and I wouldn't be surprised if they won SU.