Florida Gators vs. Texas A&M Aggies – College Football, October 10, 2020
The fans in Gainesville are pumped about their football team. The Gators beat up on Lane Kiffin and the Rebels before quickly discarding South Carolina. Florida has serious aspirations about a date in the College Football Playoff.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Texas A&M comes limping into this SEC showdown. The Aggies barely fended off Vanderbilt and got obliterated by Alabama.
Jimbo Fisher’s seat isn’t sizzling just yet, but an embarrassing loss at home on Saturday and his chair will most definitely start warming up.
Let’s take a look at a Florida vs. Texas A&M prediction and find out if the Aggies can hang around.
Florida vs. Texas A&M Odds
Before you consider trusting Jimbo Fisher’s crew, take a look at these disastrous betting numbers.
- Texas A&M closed as a 31.5-point favorite against Vandy. The five-point separation in the final tally (17-12) was the Aggies largest lead of the game.
- As an 18-point dog in Tuscaloosa, the A&M trailed by 21 at halftime. The Crimson Tide cruised to a 28-point drubbing.
There’s a slight bump for the Aggies on Saturday playing this one at Kyle Field, but the Gators are firing on all cylinders as they stride into October. Texas A&M still seems to be searching for an identity.
Previewing the Gators
It all starts with “Kyle squared,” the most dynamic QB/pass-catcher duo in the nation.
Kyle Trask is in the hunt to win a Heisman Trophy thanks to 10 touchdown passes and an impressive completion rate (71.8%). The senior signal-caller has done everything Dan Mullens has asked of him, and more, and appears to have total command of this offense.
If there’s somebody who could get in the way of Trask winning the Heisman, it could actually be his own teammate and rockstar tight end.
Kyle Pitts has been a one-man wrecking crew for Florida in the red zone and will be a matchup nightmare for the Aggies.
KYLE PITTS.— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 3, 2020
6 QUARTERS. 6 TOUCHDOWNS. pic.twitter.com/or8R1FsVQ7
Listening to Jimbo praise Pitts in pre-game interviews – it sounds as the Texas A&M coaching staff is already resigned to the fact that their defense will have no answer.
On defense, the Gators front seven has eight players who have recorded at least a half-sack. They also can depend on Kaiir Elam – one of the top cornerbacks in all of the SEC.
Previewing the Aggies
Don’t think the end of the Jimbo Fisher era in College Station could be nearing an abrupt end? Surely the boosters and athletic department can’t be pleased with headlines like this.
Texas A&M paid Jimbo Fisher 75 million to still get their teeth kicked in by Bama pic.twitter.com/Jw9xUKpupM— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 3, 2020
Now in his fourth year guiding this offense, QB Kellen Mond needs to be better or Saturday’s game could get out of hand. Mond is completing just over 58% of his throws and has been relegated to being a pocket passer. At least that’s what his 2.5 ypc (15 carries for 37 yards) through the first two weeks tells me.
RBs Isaiah Spiller and Ainias Smith have been somewhat productive, but Mond needs help from his wideouts (Aggie WRs have combined to haul in just one touchdown in 2020). This will be easier said than done against a hungry and seasoned Florida secondary.
Florida vs. Texas A&M Pick
Not only do I like the Gators to cover the 6.5-point spread, but this Florida vs. Texas AM prediction is one of my 3 best college football bets of the weekend.
Florida has more talent on both sides of the ball, not to mention, has superior leadership and a better structure in place. As far as how much this game means to the Gators starting quarterback, know that Kyle Trask’s parents have always been diehard Aggies fans. So much so that they named their son after Kyle Field.
Look for Trask and his teammates to beat up on an inferior opponent come Saturday afternoon.