Texas A&M vs. Louisville - 12/30/15 College Football Music City Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (6-5) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (8-4)
College Football: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nissan Stadium)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals +3 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and Louisville Cardinals meet Wednesday night in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium.
The Texas A&M Aggies look for their fourth straight bowl victory under head coach Kevin Sumlin. Kyle Allen is completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 2,210 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Allen has a touchdown pass in three straight games. Christian Kirk and Josh Reynolds have combined for 1,655 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Ricky Seals-Jones has 42 receptions. The Texas A&M Aggies ground game is averaging 171.6 yards per contest, and Tra Carson leads the way with 1,059 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Texas A&M is allowing 21.6 points and 367.2 yards per game. Armani Watts leads the Aggies with 111 tackles, Donovan Wilson has five interceptions and Myles Garrett has 11.5 sacks.
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The Louisville Cardinals look for their fourth bowl victory since the 2010 season. Lamar Jackson is completing 55.7 percent of his passes for 1,613 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Jackson has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Jamari Staples and James Quick have combined for 1,161 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jaylen Smith has 27 receptions. The Louisville Cardinals ground game is averaging 15.96 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 734 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 24.3 points and 323.4 yards per game. Keith Kelsey leads the Cardinals with 100 tackles, Trumaine Washington has four interceptions and Trevon Young has 8.5 sacks. Jamari Staples, James Hearns and Trevon Young are questionable.
The few teams that Louiville played this season with elite athletes on the offensive side of the ball, it lost. Texas A&M may have more explosive players than Florida State, Auburn and Clemson. The Aggies are starting to find their groove a bit with wins in three of their last five games and are far more battle tested than Louisville.
Add the fact Sumlin is 4-1 in his career in bowl games, and I like Texas A&M to get the job done here.