Joseph D'Amico Texas A&M vs. LSU
In this game, we see two teams with a lot of media surrounding them. After much anticipation, LSU RB Steven Ridley has been cleared to play. The Tiger offense is mediocre, ranking 91st.
Now a lot can be said for the Tigers. They play against some of the best teams in college football. Their only losses TY have come to Auburn and Arkansas, both top teams. LSU posts just 28.8 PPG.
Despite scoring almost 29 PPG, the offense only earned 7 TD passes but has 10 INTs. QB Jordan Jefferson has 4 TDs with 9 INTs but is the schools 2nd leading rusher with 383 YR and 6 TDs.
Although the Tigers stop unit has yielded 67 combined points in their L2 outings, overall the LSU “D” is ranked 8th in the nation allowing a mere 301 YPG and holding foes to a laughable 17.8 PPG. Their defense houses Sheppard, Nerus, and Peterson.
These are three players with NFL potential. LSU’s offense is stagnant. They face an A&M “D” that has allowed just 3.3 YPC and ranks 23rd in pass efficiency. Michael Hodges and Von Miller are the workhorses behind the stop unit that hasn’t allowed more than 30 points in their L8 games. The Aggies won and covered their L6 games.
The fact is that LSU isn’t a scoring machine that doesn’t light up the scoreboard and A&M only posted 33 points combined in their L2. Also, A&M’s offense will look like they have a stutter vs. the very smart Tigers “D” that beat ‘Bama, Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi State.
The UNDER is 4-0 in the Aggies L4 vs. the SEC, 4-1 in the Aggies L5 Bowl games, 5-1 ATS in the Tigers L6 games vs. teams with a winning record, and 8-3 ATS in the Tigers L11 overall. Take the UNDER