Week three of the college football season kicks off Saturday with a non-conference matchup between the New Mexico Lobos of the Mountain West Conference against the Texas A&M Aggies of the SEC. The Aggies are 2-0 on the season and ranked No. 7 in the country. The Lobos are also 2-0. The Aggies, playing at home, are heavy favorites, picked to win by 29.5 points. The over-under is set at 50. Can the Aggies cover the huge spread?
Wilson has big day for New MexicoThe New Mexico Lobos improved to 2-0 last Saturday with a 34-25 win over New Mexico State. The Lobos were 19.5 point favorites so they didn't cover. But the offense had a big game with 582 total yards including 382 in the air. Quarterback Terry Wilson, who transferred from Kentucky, was very effective, going 26 for 37 for 383 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wide receiver Mannie Logan-Greene was his favorite target with 8 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown.
Andrew Erickson added 5 catches for 75 with a touchdown, while Connor Witthoft also had a touchdown catch. Bobby Cole led the rushing attack with 95 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Defensively, they only gave up 321 yards to New Mexico State and 9 first downs. Also, the defense had 2 interceptions. The Lobos, who play in the Mountain West Conference, have no major injuries heading into this game, but they will need to be at full strength to face the mighty Aggies.
King gets hurt in win over ColoradoThe Texas A&M Aggies saw their national ranking drop to No. 7 this week, from No. 5 the week before. Why? Well, they beat Colorado to improve to 2-0, but they had a heck of a time doing it, squeaking past the Buffalos by the score of 10-7. They had been 17.5 point favorites, so Colorado covered easily. The Aggies only gave up 260 yards, but they go torched on the ground for 171 yards. Still, they are ranked 5th in the nation in points allowed, giving up an average of 8.5 per game. But the offense struggled, mustering only 10 points off of the Colorado team that is not expected to be one of the better teams in the Pac-12.
Jimbo Fisher on Haynes King's injury: "We're still waiting. There is not a final analysis yet."— TexAgs (@TexAgs) September 11, 2021
The offense only generated 288 total yards and that may have had something to do with the injury to starting QB Haynes King early on. King hurt his leg and left the game in the first quarter. He is questionable for Saturday's game. King was just 1 of 2 for 8 yards. Backup quarterback Zack Calzada took over and wasn't great, going 18 for 38 for 183 yards and a touchdown. Isaiah Spiller caught the lone touchdown pass from Calzada. Spiller had 6 catches for 56 yards while tight end Jalen Wydermyer had 4 catches for 66 yards. Running back Devon Achane led the team with 50 yards rushing. Against New Mexico, King is questionable as is tight end Baylor Coup.
- Aggies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Aggies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Aggies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
- Aggies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
- Aggies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Lobos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Lobos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.