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From SEC conference action the Missouri Tigers will travel to face the Texas A&M Aggies in an NCAA college football game on Saturday night. Kick off time from Texas A&M is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN2.
The betting odds were released with the home team Texas A&M Aggies favored by -22 points with an over under line of 61 points. Early money has come on the side of the road team as Texas A&M is now favored by -21 ½ points. The total has not moved off of 61 points.
In their head to head meeting in 2011 it was Missouri with the 38-31 road overtime win against Texas A&M as a +10 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 64 points. CFB Trend: Missouri Tigers are 2-0 ATS in their past two meetings with the Texas A&M Aggies.
Missouri enters play at 5-6 on the win and with a win becomes bowl eligible and with defeat on Saturday the team is eliminated from bowl consideration. They come off a 31-27 home defeat last week to the Syracuse Orange as a -6 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 54 ½ points. The Tigers allow a 17 yard touchdown pass by Syracuse with only 20 seconds remaining in defeat. The team pushed across 484 yards of offense with 120 on the ground for 3 yards per carry. Each team had one turnover. James Franklin hit on 17 of 23 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns. Franklin has 10 touchdowns and 7 picks this year. The Missouri defense allowed Syracuse 508 yards with 123 running the football for 3 ½ yards per rush. The Tigers are challenged offensively ranking 101st in the national at just 346 yards gained per game.
Texas A&M has won four straight. They improve to 9-2 on the year after a 47-28 home win against FCS school Sam Houston St last week as a -33 ½ point betting favorite. The Aggies rolled up 527 yards of offense against their small college opponent with 157 running for 5 ½ yards per rush. Each team committed two turnovers. Johnny Manziel hit on 14 of 20 passes for 267 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. Manziel had two rushing touchdowns and 100 yards on the ground on 16 rushes. The freshman has 21 touchdowns and 7 picks this season. Texas A&M gives up 382 yards to Sam Houston St with 191 coming from their ground attack for 3 ½ yards per attempt. A&M’s both losses came at home against LSU and Florida.