Both the Texas A&M Aggies and the Colorado Buffaloes are hot off wins in their respective season debuts. However, despite what their scores would imply, both teams also have some weaknesses that can be exploited by the other side. All of this makes for what should be a fantastic football game at Mile High this Saturday afternoon.
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Texas A&M vs. Colorado Game Information
- When: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 3:30 PM ET
- Where: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver
- TV: FOX
- Radio: KBEY 103.9 FM (Texas A&M) / KOA 850 AM (Colorado)
- Live Stream: FOX Sports Live
- College Football Odds: Texas A&M (-17) / Colorado (+17)
Why Bet on the Texas A&M Aggies?
Despite committing five turnovers in their season debut, the No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies still prevailed with a 41-10 blowout of the Kent State Golden Flashes. The team overcame a shaky debut from freshman quarterback Haynes King, who threw for 292 passing yards and two touchdowns but as well as three interceptions.
King has his strong supporting cast for bailing him out of his turnovers. On offense, Texas A&M’s second-year back Devon Achane racked up 124 rushing yards and a pair of TDs, with Achane joined by fellow backfield member Isaiah Spiller in the 100-yard rushing department (17 carries, 113 rushing yards).
On the other side of the ball, senior cornerback Leon O’Neal Jr. intercepted Kent State twice, with one being taken all the way to the house for a pick-six. All things considered, there’s plenty of talent on TAMU’s roster that the team can easily recover from the shortcomings of their new quarterback.
Why Bet on the Colorado Buffaloes?
In a similar blowout fashion as the Aggies’ Week 1 win, the Colorado Buffaloes made quick work of the neighboring North Colorado Bears in their season opener last week, 35-7. It was an impressive first showing for the Buffaloes, who spoiled the head-coaching debut of former Super Bowl-winning wide receiver Ed McCaffrey in UNC.
And like Texas A&M, Colorado has a rookie under center in Brendon Lewis. The fleet-footed gunslinger had an error-free debut, going 10-of-15 for 102 passing yards and a touchdown along with eight carries for 44 rushing yards. Lewis wasn’t expected to do much through the air and his dual-threat skill set certainly works out well for the run-heavy Buffs, whose offense made use of the ground game 60 percent of the time the previous season. It’ll be interesting to see if the team can size up well against a Texas A&M defense that surrendered 226 rushing yards to Kent State last week but just 92 yards per game during the 2021 season.
Texas A&M vs. Colorado Betting Trends
- The Aggies are on a nine-game win streak dating back to last season (7-2 ATS).
- The Aggies went 2-1 against teams from the Pac 12 in the previous decade (3-0 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in four of the Aggies’ last five games in general.
- The Buffaloes are 4-1 in their last five regular-season home games (3-2 ATS).
- The Buffs went 3-0 in the regular season against Texas A&M back when they were Big 12 rivals (SU/ATS).
- The totals have gone over in each of those three meetings against TAMU.
Texas A&M vs. Colorado Expert Betting Predictions
Even though the Aggies got off to a rough start on offense, their sheer dominance on defense and a potent running game were enough to carry them to a Week 1 victory. On the other hand, the Buffaloes have a solid running game themselves to make Saturday’s contest a grind-out affair to prevent Texas A&M from running away with an insurmountable lead. Not only that, but the altitude in Mile High could also be a huge factor in favor of the often overlooked Pac-12 program from the Rockies in line to crack the AP top 25 should they pull the upset over a true FCS powerhouse.
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