SEC: Mississippi State vs Texas A&M College Football Picks, Predictions 10/17/20
Texas A&M Aggies (1-1) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +6.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Mississippi State Bulldogs meet in SEC college football action from Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Texas A&M Aggies will look to build on a 2-1 record after a 41-38 win over Florida last time out. Kellen Mond has thrown for 845 yards, 7 touchdowns and an interception on 62.6% passing while Isaiah Spiller has rushed for a team-high 316 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Ainias Smith has rushed for 103 yards while also leading the Aggies with 203 receiving yards on 12 catches with a pair of touchdowns. Caleb Chapman has 197 receiving yards on 14 catches with 3 receiving TDs while Jalen Wydermyer has a team-high 15 grabs for 154 yards. Chase Lane also has 152 receiving yards for the Aggies this season. Defensively, Buddy Johnson leads the Aggies with 30 total tackles including 15 solo tackles while Micheal Clemons has a team-high 2.5 sacks this season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be looking to rebound from a disastrous 24-2 loss to Kentucky last time out. K.J. Costello has thrown for 1,168 yards, 6 touchdowns and 9 interceptions on 66.1% passing while Jo’quavious Marks has rushed for a team-high 64 yards and Kylin Hill has 58 rushing yards. Osirus Mitchell leads Mississippi State with 247 receiving yards and a pair of catches while the aforementioned Hill has a team-high 23 grabs for 237 yards. JaVonta Payton and Tyrell Shavers each have 100+ receiving yards for the Bulldogs this season. Defensively, Erroll Thompson leads Mississippi State with 28 total tackles, sharing the team lead with Aaron Brule with 11 solo tackles. Marquiss Spencer and Tyrus Wheat each have 2.5 sacks while Nathan Pickering and Brule each have a pair of sacks.
Texas A&M is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win. Mississippi State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 home games. Texas A&M is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Part way through the Kentucky game, I realized how done I am with Mississippi State. I mean the offense just hasn’t come back and I’m not going to put my money on the Bulldogs on the expectation or hope that maybe the offense will come alive once in a while. Texas A&M made me eat my words against Florida by showing up in a big way, but we have still yet to see that same effort transfer from College Station onto the road for the Aggies. Either way, like I said, I’m done with Mississippi State, so it’s Aggies or pass for me in this one.