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Texas A&M vs. New Mexico State Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Texas A&M vs. New Mexico State preview: A&M looks for a big bounce back game after suffering first loss of the year at Alabama.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the New Mexico State Aggies visit the Texas A&M Aggies. The game, to be played at Kyle Field, is slated for an 7:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPNU. Read on for our Texas A&M vs. New Mexico State preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Texas A&M has a 99.5-percent chance to beat New Mexico State. The spread, via Oddshark, has the Cardinal favored as well.

Spread: Texas A&M -43.5

Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPNU

Texas A&M vs. New Mexico State preview:

If you have to go to Tuscaloosa at any point during this college football season, you may as well follow it up with a game against a Sun Belt also-ran. New Mexico State certainly fits the bill for Texas A&M in this battle of the Aggies.

Texas A&M is led offensively by a great ground attack and solid vertical passing game. Trayveon Williams has been one of the SEC's most effective backs, rushing for 727 yards and an impressive 8 yards per carry average, with five touchdowns. Quarterback Trevor Knight provides a threat through the air and on the ground, totaling 20 total touchdowns so far this year. Defensively, these Aggies are led by Myles Garrett, one of college football's elite pass rushers and a possible No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

New Mexico State continues to be one of the worst programs in FBS football. The Aggies last posted a winning season in 2002. The Aggies have not been to a bowl game since the 1960 Sun Bowl, and are 9-34 in just over three seasons under Doug Martin. This year, they've surrendered 62 points to Kentucky, 52 to Troy, and 55 to Idaho. A&M might score a bit.

The two Aggies' programs have never faced off before this weekend.

Texas A&M vs. New Mexico State prediction:

Texas A&M is just a much, much better team than NMSU, and should have no problem taking out its Alabama-based frustrations on Saturday. 43.5 points is a huge line, but we like Kevin Sumlin's team to cover it as it tries to make a big impression after its first loss.

Texas A&M 59, New Mexico State 6