Texas A&M at SMU
Andrew Lange's Recommendation:
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - FSN
Texas A&M -10.5 O/U 53
Texas A&M -12 O/U 61
Rob Veno's Power Rating:
Texas A&M -8
Last year, SMU came into the season with five senior offensive linemen and the most career starts of any team in the country. In Week 1, they were absolutely destroyed by Texas A&M 46-14. In that game, the Aggies recorded eight sacks and helped cause two interceptions. This year, SMU has one of the least experienced offensive lines in the country and faces an A&M squad that record eight sacks and held Florida to 3.0 ypc last week. SMU’s offense is noted for being able to pick apart week defenses. Unlikely the case on Saturday.
As we saw in last year's meeting and in Week 1 against Baylor, SMU is prone to sloppy play, mistakes, and an inability to make stops. The Aggies and Bears racked up over 1,000 yards of total offense, faced third down only 14 times, and didn't commit a single turnover. And while SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert is likely to put up good numbers against C-USA defenses, here's a guy who has a long history of not being able to handle better competition with 26 career interceptions and only 16 touchdowns.
The price is certainly reflective of everything I mentioned and if SMU plays a clean game it is capable of getting within the number. But I've seen enough during June Jones' tenure to know that this team has a tendency to wilt when faced with resistance. Off last week's tough loss to Florida, I expect A&M to come out with a big effort and as Teddy Covers likes to say, if I'm playing, I'm laying.
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