SEC Football Preview: LSU at Texas A&M

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LSU faces Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

By 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

LSU

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/4 vs. Florida State 7:30 PM ET ABC L 23 – 24
9/10 vs. Southern University 7:30 PM ET SECN W 65 – 17
9/17 vs. Mississippi State 6:00 PM ET ESPN W 31 – 16
9/24 vs. New Mexico 7:30 PM ET ESP+ W 38 – 0
10/1 at Auburn 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 21 – 17
10/8 vs. Tennessee 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 13 – 40
10/15 at Florida 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 45 – 35
10/22 vs. Ole Miss 3:30 PM ET CBS W 45 – 20
11/5 vs. Alabama 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 32 – 31
11/12 at Arkansas 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 13 – 10
11/19 vs. UAB 9:00 PM ET ESPN2 W 41 – 10
11/26 at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ET ESPN
12/3 vs. Georgia 4:00 PM ET CBS

Texas A&M

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Sam Houston 12:00 PM ET SECN W 31 – 0
9/10 vs. Appalachian State 3:30 PM ET ESPN2 L 14 – 17
9/17 vs. Miami (FL) 9:00 PM ET ESPN W 17 – 9
9/24 vs. Arkansas 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 23 – 21
10/1 at Mississippi State 4:00 PM ET SECN L 24 – 42
10/8 at Alabama 8:00 PM ET CBS L 20 – 24
10/22 at South Carolina 7:30 PM ET SECN L 24 – 30
10/29 vs. Ole Miss 7:30 PM ET SECN L 28 – 31
11/5 vs. Florida 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 24 – 41
11/12 at Auburn 7:30 PM ET SECN L 10 – 13
11/19 vs. Massachusetts 12:00 PM ET ESP+ W 20 – 3
11/26 vs. LSU 7:00 PM ET ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating LSU Texas A&M
ESPN FPI 10 45
Sagarin 10 48
Massey Composite 9 71
PiRate Ratings 11 47

KEY STATS (PER GAME)

Stat LSU Texas A&M
Scoring Offense 33.4 21.4
Scoring Defense 20.0 20.5
Total Offense 438.1 355.3
Rushing Offense 192.5 130.0
Passing Offense 245.6 225.3
Team Passing Eff. 145.1 122.51
Total Defense 338.5 363.3
Rushing Defense 132.2 210.8
Pass Yards Allowed 206.3 152.5
Team Pass Eff. Def. 117.9 118.3
Turnover Margin 0.18 -0.27
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.497 0.326
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.529 0.300
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.370 0.356
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.364 0.524
Red Zone Offense 0.882 0.882
Red Zone Defense 0.750 0.700
Net Punting 39.3 40.4
Punt Returns 2.9 5.6
Kickoff Returns 19.7 22.4
First Downs Offense 270 209
First Downs Defense 196 224
Penalties/Game 6.5 6.5
Penalty Yards/Game 56.6 49.2

PLAYERS TO WATCH

LSU

QB Jayden Daniels, LB Micah Baskerville, WR Kayshon Boutte, DL Ali Gaye, LB Mike Jones Jr., DL BJ Ojulari, DL Jaquelin Roy, DL Maason Smith, WR Jack Bech, DB Jay Ward, P Jay Bramblett.

Texas A&M

QB Max Johnson, RB Devon Achane, OL Bryce Foster, DL McKinnley Jackson, DB Antonio Johnson, DB Myles Jones, OL Layden Robinson, WR/RS Ainias Smith, P Nik Constantinou.

INJURIES

LSU

[CB] Sevyn Banks (Spine) – Out
[S] Matthew Langlois (Leg) – Out
[RB] Armoni Goodwin (Knee) – Out
[WR] Chris Hilton Jr. (Shoulder) – Out
[CB] Raydarious Jones (Suspension) – Out
[DT] Maason Smith (Knee) – Out

Texas A&M

[DB] Myles Jones (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[TE] Max Wright (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[WR] Chase Lane (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[RB] Devon Achane (Leg) – Questionable
[WR] Evan Stewart (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[OL] PJ Williams (Suspension) – Out
[DB] Denver Harris (Suspension) – Out
[WR] Chris Marshall (Suspension) – Out
[OL] Aki Ogunbiyi (Knee) – Out
[OL] Bryce Foster (Knee) – Out
[OL] Jordan Spasojevic-Moko (Ankle) – Out
[QB] Max Johnson (Hand) – Out
[WR] Ainias Smith (Ankle) – Out

Source: statfox.com

LSU vs. Texas A&M Football Series History

LSU leads 35-21

COMMENTS

Texas A&M, a team with a rich history of the corps and their amazing marching band has been somewhat of a flop this season. It’s astonishing how badly they’ve done this season. Did any preseason service predict this nose dive for the Aggies? I don’t think so. If the Aggies could pull off an upset it would be something positive the program could ride into 2023 with. You never know what can happen in college football. That said, I think LSU wins by double digits.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

LSU 21, Texas A&M 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

LSU 31, Texas A&M 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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