Fifth-ranked Texas A&M heads to the Rockies to face Colorado in a big non-conference affair. While the game is technically being played at the neutral site of Empower Field at Mile High it is in Denver, so the Buffalos may have some home-field advantage.
Texas A&M has legit title hopes this season and they had no problems in their season opener with a blowout win over Kent State. They racked up a ton of yards in the game and they have a solid ground attack, aerial attack, and defense.
Colorado also had an easy go of it in their season opener crushing Northern Colorado. This is their first game facing a ranked opponent and in three of their next four games facing teams that are currently in the top 25.
Slow Start, Fast FinishTexas A&M was at home in their season opener beating Kent State 41-10 where they were only up 10-3 at the half but scored 31 points in the second half.
The win was pretty impressive considering Kent State is a team that came into the season with a dynamic offense. The team racked up nearly 600 yards of balanced offense and they won easily despite the fact they had five turnovers.
Freshman QB Haynes King did pass for 292 yards and two TDs but he was also picked off three times. Ainias Smith and Caleb Chapman combined for 12 receptions and 191 receiving yards and this duo will be a handful for the Colorado secondary. Devon Achane led the team in the Kent State game rushing for 124 yards with 64 coming on one carry and Isaiah Spiller rushed for 113 yards averaging 6.6 yards per carry. The Aggies have covered the spread in 14 of their last 17 non-conference games and head into this game as a big favorite and with good reason having a stacked team.
Killing It on the Ground
The Colorado Buffaloes are:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games as an underdog
- 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss
The Texas A&M Aggies are:
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall
- 14-3 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game