Texas A&M Football: How to Watch UTSA game, Predictions, and More
The Texas A&M football program hasn’t had a problem picking up win number eight in years past. They’ll try to make it three straight eight win seasons on Saturday against UTSA.
The Aggies have a huge match up next week with the LSU Tigers coming to town for what may be the last Thanksgiving game at Kyle Field. Before putting our eyes solely on that game (and turkey), the Aggies will have to dispatch Conference USA foe UT-San Antonio.
A Conference USA member took down the number five team in the country on Thursday night, so the Aggies would do well to not go through the motions against the Roadrunners on Saturday. That said, the University of Houston is just a little bit better than UTSA.
UTSA is 5-5 on the season and in second place in West Division of Conference USA. Texas A&M is 7-3 and in fourth place in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference. The Roadrunners have only had a football program for five years. This is their first trip to College Station in program history.
Location: College Station, Texas
Venue: Kyle Field
Time: 11:00 am CT
TV: ESPNU, WatchESPN
Betting Line: Texas A&M -28
Texas A&M Against the Spread this Year: 5-5
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Texas A&M: Playing in place of an injured Trevor Knight, Jake Hubenak: 39-65, 60.0% completions, 5 TD, 2 Int, 152.0 QBR
Texas-San Antonio: Dalton Strum, 138-233, 59.2% completions, 16 TD, 5 INT, 140.6 QBR
Texas A&M: Trayveon Williams: 126 carries, 876 yards, 6 TD
Texas-San Antonio: Jalen Rhodes: 129 carries, 709 yards, 9 TD
Texas A&M: Josh Reynolds: 39 catches, 741 yards, 8 TD
Texas-San Antonio: Josh Stewart: 29 catches, 591 yards, 4 TD
Texas A&M: Myles Garrett: 4 sacks, 9.5 TFL
Texas-San Antonio: Marcus Davenport: 5.5 sacks, 7 TFL
Texas A&M: Justin Evans: 4 INT, 6 passes defended
Texas-San Antonio: Nate Gaines: 1 INT, 6 passes defended
What They’re Saying
Some UTSA fans have already accepted their fate.
Excited for this weekend. UTSA vs A&M. We gon' lose. But I'm still excited lmao
— ✿Lauren.Danielle✿ (@lauren_cheers) November 14, 2016
Others were more disappointed in an early kickoff time.
*Sees A&M-UTSA at 11*
— David Grabbs '18 (@aggiemet18) November 7, 2016
There’s not much else going on in the SEC this week either.
— Joe Shelley (@JoeShelley_7) November 18, 2016
Lastly, this shouldn’t be a close game, but that’s “why you play the game”.
Looking at the UTSA A&M game like pic.twitter.com/wEYvGMkJoM
— Joe (@JoeGuzman4Life) November 18, 2016
The difference in the level of talent between these two teams is staggering. The Roadrunners have proven to be a good football team that is capable of hanging with Power 5 teams. UTSA was in close games with both Colorado State and Arizona State earlier this season.
The Roadrunners didn’t win either of those games and Texas A&M is head and shoulders above both of those teams. The Aggies will look to come out swinging early and knock UTSA out of the game before half time. That way there isn’t a repeat performance from last Saturday. Aggies roll at home.
***Stats from ESPN, Sports Reference***
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