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How and what to watch for Arkansas vs. No. 8 Texas A&M

The Aggies are looking to continue their winning ways on Halloween.

Christian Harris of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes Kellen Mond of the Texas A&M Aggies on October 3, 2020 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Photo by UA Athletics/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

The 8th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies are looking to win their third-straight game when they take on the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET in College Station, TX.

The Jimbo Fisher-led Aggies (3-1) have been rolling since their Week 2 blowout loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide. In Week 3, they defeated the high-powered Florida Gators 41-38 in an offensive shootout, and followed that up with a win over Mississippi State 28-14.

Two of the reasons why they are ranked within the top-10 are the play of senior quarterback Kellen Mond and sophomore running back Isaiah Spiller. The dark horse Heisman candidate Mond is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 984 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions. In their upset win over the Gators, he completed a season-best 71.4 percent of his passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns.

Spiller is looking to break the 100-yard rushing mark for the third consecutive game. Thus far, he’s rushed for 430 yards on 64 carries and four touchdowns this season. Heading into this Saturday’s matchup, the Razorbacks’ defense is conceding a ridiculous 177.3 rushing yards per game. This means the sophomore feature back Spiller could be in store for another huge game.

As for the Razorbacks (2-2), they have turned things around under new head coach Sam Pittman. Before this season began, Arkansas had lost 19-straight SEC games. Fast forward to October, and the Razorbacks already have two wins in conference play. Arkansas smacked the Ole Miss Rebels 33-21, forcing the Rebels into seven turnovers, which included six interceptions by quarterback Matt Corral.

Grad transfer quarterback Feleipe Franks was solid, completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 244 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. This season the former Florida Gator is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 974 yards, eight touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Arkansas vs. No. 8 Texas A&M on Saturday, October 31st at 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, and you can stream it via the ESPN app with a with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (-14)
Point Total: O/U 53
Money line: Arkansas (+440), Texas A&M (-670)

  • Arkansas is 6-0 against the spread in its last six games.
  • The point total went under in four of Arkansas’ last five games.
  • Texas A&M is 2-4 against the spread in its last six games.
  • Texas A&M is 4-1 straight up in its last five home games.

The Best Bet

New head coach Sam Pittman has the Razorbacks playing good football this season, and if it wasn’t for a missed called by the refs a few weeks ago against Auburn, Arkansas could be 3-1 right now. But Jimbo Fisher has the Aggies rolling thanks in large part to the play of Mond. Look for the A&M offense, specifically the running game to dominate on Saturday.

Pick: Texas A&M -14

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