Free Week 1 Prediction: Demons vs Aggies Odds
Looking for Northwestern State Demons vs. Texas A&M Aggies free picks? Week 1 betting sees the Demons taking on the Aggies on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Northwestern State Texas A&M free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Northwestern State Demons vs. Texas A&M Aggies (0-0)
Date: Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Venue: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
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The Texas A&M Aggies have a big Week 1. No, not because a contest against the Northwestern State Demons is a headline-worthy matchup, but this is the first game of the brand new Jimbo Fisher era—and because this team is looking for a gimme against a lesser competitor ahead of their home contest against the Clemson Tigers in Week 2.
This game can be seen on the SEC Network and kicks off at (or shortly after) 8:30 p.m. ET at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.
Northwestern State Demons
The casual fan isn’t going to know much about this team. But these are the types of contests where a smaller program can come in, make some money, compete hard and get their name out there early in the season.
In this game, Northwestern State needs to look to exploit one of Texas A&M’s weaknesses: the secondary.
The Demons have an offense that nobody will call elite, but it’s also going to be better than some expect. Attacking the secondary with a deep-ball attack is one of the keys to finding success early and often as far as a game against Texas A&M is concerned.
All of this is a good thing for Northwestern State because their biggest success last season came through the air. The Demons have Clay Holgorsen behind center, and if this game is close going into the second half, it’ll be because he found success on the outside, opening up big-play potential downfield.
Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M really is hoping to use this game as a warmup for Week 2. Remember in The Longest Yard when the guards schedule a preseason game against the cons to gain some momentum before their season begins? That’s the idea here.
Remember the end result? That’s the worst-case scenario here.
Luckily for Texas A&M, this isn’t scripted. Yes, we’ve seen plenty of interconfertnce, early-season shockers throughout the years, but if the Aggies can find a way to get their secondary to prevent the big plays, they’ll be just fine giving up dink and dive-type plays through the air for short gains.
Offensively, the Aggies are going to put up big numbers against Northwestern State.
This game—and how close the Demons can keep it—really does come down to Northwester State’s passing game, and specifically how the Aggies do in preventing downfield opportunities.
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Week 1 is going to be a great opportunity for Texas A&M to get a grasp on its quarterback situation. That means we could end up with some sloppy play and potentially some early substitutions, but that’s exactly what the Aggies need ahead of a contest with the Clemson Tigers.
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Chances are, Texas A&M is going to do some serious damage very early in this contest. Expect the first quarter to end with a double-digit deficit, and don’t expect the Aggies to look back, even if their offense slows down by the time the fourth quarter begins.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Texas A&M Aggies 44 – Northwestern State 9
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