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Saturday, Oct. 22, the Texas A&M Aggies play visitor to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The game, to be played at Bryant-Denny Stadium, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on CBS. Read on for our Texas A&M vs. Alabama preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Alabama wins the matchup between the two teams 76.7% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has Alabama favored as well.
Spread: Alabama -16.5
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Texas A&M vs. Alabama preview:
The Aggies earned a huge win over Tennessee two weeks ago in double overtime, 45-38. They enjoyed a bye week this past week. Trevor Knight completed just half of his 34 passes thrown against the Vols but did rack up 239 yards and two touchdowns on the day. Freshman running back Trayveon Williams was excellent as he rushed for 217 yards and one score on 28 rush attempts.
Alabama picked up a statement win over Tennessee in Knoxville a week ago by a count of 49-10. Jalen Hurts had a fine day at the office, particularly on the ground as he ran for 132 yards and three touchdowns. Calvin Ridley had five catches for 65 yards as well.
Alabama's defense was the story of the day as it held the Vols to just 163 yards of total offense. The Tide out gained Tennessee 594-163 on the day.
Alabama topped Texas A&M in College Station a year ago by a score of 41-23.
Texas A&M vs. Alabama prediction:
This is without question the matchup of the week and perhaps the matchup of the season thus far. The Aggies and Crimson Tide come in undefeated and the winner of this one is the odds on favorite to win the SEC West.
Alabama looked dominant a week ago and has faced more firepower than the Aggies have this season. With that being said, the Aggies have been in battles this year, most recently against a healthier Tennessee team than the one Alabama faced off against a week ago.
Nevertheless, Alabama has been the best team in the country since day one of this college football season and there is no reason to doubt the Crimson Tide at home.
The Tide roll in this one and stay on top of the college football world.
Alabama 49, Texas A&M 20