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SEC: Mississippi State vs Texas A&M 10/1/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Texas A&M Aggies (3-1) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-1)
October 1, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -1.5 / Texas A&M Aggies +1.5 ; Over/Under:
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Texas A&M Aggies clash Saturday in week 5 SEC college football action from Davis Wade Stadium. Texas A&M is fresh off a matchup versus Arkansas. The Aggies ended up eking out a two-point victory. As for Mississippi State, they played Bowling Green in their last outing. The Bulldogs would go on to win that one in a blowout. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.

Texas A&M didn’t have much trouble in their opener this year versus Sam Houston State, taking a 31-0 win. The Aggies played Appalachian State in game two, falling in an upset 17-14. Texas A&M got it going again in game three versus Miami-FL, taking a 17-9 victory. 

Matched up against Arkansas, Texas A&M came back from a 14-13 halftime deficit with 10 third-quarter points in a 23-21 win. QB Max Johnson managed 151 yards and a score, and Devon Achane led the rush with 159 yards and a TD from 19 carries. 

Over on the Mississippi State side, they took out Memphis in a big 49-23 blowout win in their opener this year. The Bulldogs would continue rolling in game two with a 39-17 win over Arizona. Mississippi State took their first loss against LSU on September 17 in a 31-16 defeat. 

In the Bowling Green game, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 31-7 halftime lead and cruised to the 45-14 win. QB Will Rogers posted 409 yards and a whopping six scores on 39-of-50 passing. Caleb Ducking led the receivers on his seven catches for 96 yards and two scores.

PICK: I’m going to stay with Mississippi State. The Bulldogs did most of their work through the air in the blowout win over Bowling Green, notching 420 pass yards, 7.2 yards per play and 25 first downs. It was a nice bounce-back effort after just 16 points in the LSU game. 

As for Texas A&M, they were out-gained in most categories against Arkansas and also committed nine penalties. The Aggies figured out a way to win however, and they’ll be riding high coming into this one. That said, I think Mississippi State is good enough to keep pace and cover. 

Andrew's Free Pick:
Mississippi State Bulldogs -1.5
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