Arkansas Razorbacks (2-2) at Texas A&M Aggies (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Kyle Field)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -12.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas A&M Aggies meet in SEC Week 9 college football rivalry action from Kyle Field on Saturday night in College Station.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will look to build on their 2-2 record after a 33-21 win over Ole Miss last time out. Feleipe Franks has thrown for 974 yards, 8 touchdowns and 3 picks on 64.1% passing while Trelon Smith has rushed for a team-high 221 yards. Treylon Burks leads Arkansas with 19 catches for 249 yards and a pair of receiving TDs while De’Vion Warren has 11 catches for 231 yards and 3 scores. Mike Woods and the aforementioned Smith each have 100+ receiving yards as well this season. Defensively, Grant Morgan leads Arkansas with 52 total tackles while Jalen Catalon leads the Hogs with 29 solo tackles as part of his 45 total tackles. Hudson Clark has a team-high 3 interceptions while Joe Foucha and Greg Brooks Jr. each have a pair of interceptions this season.
The Texas A&M Aggies will look to build on a 28-14 win over Mississippi State last time out to improve to 3-1 on the year. Kellen Mond has thrown for 984 yards, 9 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 61.5% passing while Isaiah Spiller has rushed for 430 yards and 4 touchdowns. Ainias Smith has rushed for 155 rushing yards to sit in second, while also leading the Aggies with 223 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. Chase Lane has 222 receiving yards with a pair of TDs while Caleb Chapman and Jalen Wydermyer each have 100+ receiving yards with Chapman adding 3 TDs of his own on the year. Defensively, Buddy Johnson leads A&M with 42 total tackles including 17 solo tackles while Micheal Clemons has a team-high 3 sacks.
Arkansas is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 conference games. Texas A&M 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 games as a favorite and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a bye week while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall.
I get why the Aggies are favored at home, as they’ve played really well this season, have a win over a top-5 Florida team at home and the 12th man makes Kyle Field and College Station one of the tougher road environments in the country. However, Arkansas has taken a massive step forward already this season, and have played 3.5 halves of pretty good football excluding the second half of their opener against Georgia, and have hung tight in their last three games which include a pair of ranked opponents and holding an offensively explosive Ole Miss team to just 21 points. I think Arkansas can keep this one within a touchdown so I’ll take the Razorbacks and the points in this one.