SEC Football Preview: Texas A&M at LSU

LSU-Texas A&M football game preview

Texas A&M visits rival LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Texas A&M

2-Sep vs. New Mexico W 52 – 10
9-Sep at Miami (FL) L 33 – 48
16-Sep vs. Louisiana-Monroe W 47 – 3
23-Sep vs. Auburn W 27 – 10
30-Sep vs. Arkansas* W 34 – 22
7-Oct vs. Alabama L 20 – 26
14-Oct at Tennessee L 13 – 20
28-Oct vs. South Carolina W 30 – 17
4-Nov at Ole Miss L 35 – 38
11-Nov vs. Mississippi State W 51 – 10
18-Nov vs. Abilene Christian W 38 – 10
25-Nov at LSU

LSU

3-Sep vs. Florida State* L 24 – 45
9-Sep vs. Grambling State W 72 – 10
16-Sep at Mississippi State W 41 – 14
23-Sep vs. Arkansas W 34 – 31
30-Sep at Ole Miss L 49 – 55
7-Oct at Missouri W 49 – 39
14-Oct vs. Auburn W 48 – 18
21-Oct vs. Army West Point W 64 – 0
4-Nov at Alabama L 28 – 42
11-Nov vs. Florida W 52 – 35
18-Nov vs. Georgia State W 56 – 14
25-Nov vs. Texas A&M

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Texas A&M LSU
ESPN FPI 14 10
Sagarin 14 10
Massey Composite 25 11
PiRate Ratings 13 7

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct LSU
Texas A&M
2
34
2
5
0.568
0.432
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Texas A&M
LSU
7
113
2
13
0.288
0.447
4th Down Conversion Pct Texas A&M
LSU
49
110
4
10
0.571
0.385
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Texas A&M
LSU
16
40
4
7
0.357
0.435
Blocked Kicks Texas A&M 7 2 3
Blocked Kicks Allowed LSU
Texas A&M
1
130
1
14
0
5
Blocked Punts Texas A&M 17 3 1
Blocked Punts Allowed LSU
Texas A&M
1
73
1
10
0
1
Completion Percentage LSU
Texas A&M
9
41
4
8
0.699
0.640
Defensive TDs Texas A&M
LSU
22
52
4
8
2
1
Fewest Penalties LSU
Texas A&M
75
86
5
7
68
71
Fewest Penalties Per Game LSU
Texas A&M
76
88
5
7
6.18
6.45
Fewest Penalty Yards Texas A&M
LSU
51
59
5
7
531
557
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Texas A&M
LSU
51
59
5
7
48.27
50.64
First Downs Defense Texas A&M
LSU
6
89
1
12
164
230
First Downs Offense LSU
Texas A&M
2
29
1
4
289
247
Fumbles Lost LSU
Texas A&M
12
21
3
4
3
4
Fumbles Recovered Texas A&M
LSU
97
114
7
12
4
3
Kickoff Return Defense LSU
Texas A&M
68
116
7
13
19.96
23.74
Kickoff Returns LSU
Texas A&M
50
109
7
12
20.93
17.20
Net Punting LSU
Texas A&M
40
71
8
12
40.06
38.54
Passes Had Intercepted LSU
Texas A&M
4
48
1
9
4
8
Passes Intercepted LSU
Texas A&M
55
94
8
12
9
7
Passing Offense LSU
Texas A&M
3
43
1
7
343.3
259.5
Passing Yards Allowed Texas A&M
LSU
16
99
2
12
184.1
241.4
Passing Yards per Completion LSU
Texas A&M
3
47
1
7
15.80
12.52
Punt Return Defense LSU
Texas A&M
14
47
3
5
3.00
6.33
Punt Returns Texas A&M
LSU
16
28
2
5
13.04
11.80
Red Zone Defense Texas A&M
LSU
51
121
3
14
0.808
0.921
Red Zone Offense LSU
Texas A&M
20
48
6
8
0.911
0.868
Rushing Defense Texas A&M
LSU
15
101
1
13
102.4
169.9
Rushing Offense LSU
Texas A&M
5
84
1
10
218.9
145.5
Sacks Allowed LSU
Texas A&M
56
75
4
6
1.82
2.18
Scoring Defense Texas A&M
LSU
25
83
3
12
19.5
27.5
Scoring Offense LSU
Texas A&M
1
21
1
5
46.8
34.5
Tackles for Loss Allowed LSU
Texas A&M
2
41
1
4
2.82
5.00
Team Passing Efficiency LSU
Texas A&M
1
39
1
8
195.99
147.29
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Texas A&M
LSU
40
87
3
9
125.43
139.25
Team Sacks Texas A&M
LSU
2
76
1
11
3.64
2.00
Team Tackles for Loss Texas A&M
LSU
1
83
1
11
8.5
5.4
Time of Possession Texas A&M
LSU
38
79
3
7
31:05
29:21
Total Defense Texas A&M
LSU
8
103
1
13
286.5
411.3
Total Offense LSU
Texas A&M
1
50
1
8
562.2
405.0
Turnover Margin LSU
Texas A&M
23
71
2
10
0.45
-0.09
Turnovers Gained LSU
Texas A&M
102
111
11
13
12
11
Turnovers Lost LSU
Texas A&M
4
30
1
9
7
12
Winning Percentage LSU
Texas A&M
23
36
5
6
0.727
0.636

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Texas A&M

QB Conner Weigman, RB Amari Daniels, WR Ainias Smith, OL Bryce Foster, OL Layden Robinson, OL Bryce Foster, OL Reuben Fatheree, DT McKinnley Jackson, LB Edgerrin Cooper, LB Bryce Anderson, S Demani Richardson, P Nik Constantinou.

LSU

QB Jayden Daniels, RB Noah Cain, WR Malik Nabers, TE Mason Taylor, OL Emery Jones, LB Harold Perkins, DT Mekhi Wingo, DT Maason Smith, OL Will Campbell, OL Emery Jones, LB Ovie Oghoufu, LB Omar Speights, S Greg Brooks.

INJURIES

Texas A&M


Player POS Status
M. Johnson QB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
R. Cottrell WR Ques Sat – Foot
E. White DL out for season – Undisclosed
C. Weigman QB out for season – Ankle
J. Gilbert DB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
D. Green TE out for season – Knee

LSU


Player POS Status
L. Diggs RB Ques Sat – Upper Body
J. Emery Jr. RB out for season – Knee
Z. Alexander CB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
D. Chestnut CB Out indefinitely – Personal
A. Goodwin RB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
G. Brooks Jr. S out for season – Head
J. Johnson CB Early Dec – Leg

Source: Covers.com

Texas A&M vs. LSU Football Series History

LSU leads 35-23-3

COMMENTS

Texas A&M has had a tumultuous season with firing of Jimbo Fisher. These are two good teams but neither has performed as expected this season with Texas A&M 7-4 and LSU 8-3. A&M has the better defense and LSU the superior offense. I give LSU the edge playing in Baton Rouge.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Texas A&M 21, LSU 34

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

LSU 38, Texas A&M 31

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 12:00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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