Bearkats vs Aggies NCAA Football Spread/Handicapping
This is a mismatch as the Bearkats are an FCS squad but at least when these games happen later in the season it doesn’t seem as crazy because as you can see Sam Houston State has 8 victories. For what it is worth they are tied atop the Southland Conference standings.
Sam Houston State Bearkats (8-2) vs #8 Texas A&M Aggies (8-2)
Saturday November 17
Kyle Field – College Station, TX
Moneyline: No line
Spread: No line
O/U: No line
Sam Houston State
Their two losses are to Baylor and Central Arkansas – their rival. They held Baylor to 48 points, a feat some FBS opponents haven’t been able to match.
In the Southland the Bearkats have been killing opponents. They have scored 57 TDs while giving up just 19 featuring a rushing attack that averages close to 300 yards per game. Running back Timothy Flanders has already topped 1000 yards this season and he is not your average FCS back having matriculated to Sam Houston State after starting his career at Kansas State. Perhaps he can be the one player who can make a big difference in this one.
No line currently listed on this one and there might not be until much closer to game time. I am sure the Bearkats are going to be pretty excited about getting to face the team that just knocked off the #1 team in the nation. If they play smart they just might be able to keep this respectable for a half against an opponent that might not be giving them that much respect.
The weird thing about college football is that often the teams that tackle the giants, like A&M did last week in beating Alabama, don’t get the chance to continue up the mountain.
With two losses already the Aggies are way out of contention for the Championship and might not even qualify for a BCS bowl game. Still their victory against the Crimson Tide will be one of the highlights of a season that has been a little underwhelming.
QB Johnny Manziel is making a push to become the first freshman to win the Heisman trophy. He is having a fantastic season but to me this looks like the kind of game that will hurt his campaign not help it. I envision an efficient game but it will be hard to top what we have seen recently. I also see the Aggies just dominating with their own running game featuring two offensive tackles that are going to be great pros and a nice stable of running backs.
Even though Sam Houston State is a solid FCS program this should be a blowout. We have already seen what Texas A&M can do and now they return home where hopefully the fans support will make sure they don’t do something stupid that kills all their current good feelings. If there is a line probably best to stay away though.
Spread Pick: No line posted
O/U Pick: No line posted
Score Prediction: Texas A&M 45 – Sam Houston State 14