At the start of every college football season, the burning question tends to be whether or not anyone can overthrow the defending champion. The same rules apply in every conference across the nation, and in the SEC West winning the division likely also means ousting the current top dog. The Alabama Crimson Tide have had their way in the SEC West during the Nick Saban era, and they have opened up strong again this year. They once again look like the team to beat, but there are some contenders who believe they can topple them off the throne. The Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas A&M Aggies are in that group, and both head in their clash this weekend having won each of their first 3 games. It stands to reason that Alabama is going to win their game against Kent State this weekend, and since they already have a conference win under their belts, both of these teams know that they need to win in order to keep pace. The Aggies come into this one as a 6-point home online betting favorite.
In Depth Analysis On The Arkansas Razorbacks Vs Texas A&M Aggies College Football Expert Predictions
When: Saturday, September 24 at 9 PM ESTDar
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAF Odds: Aggies -6
Why bet on the Arkansas Razorbacks
The Arkansas Razorbacks somewhat stumbled out of the gate to start the year, beating Louisiana Tech by a single point when they went in as a 21-point favorite. They quickly erased that memory by heading to Texas and stunning TCU with a 41-38 win. This is a team that loves to run the ball, but they have also had some great play from QB Austin Allen in the early part of the season. The Arkansas defensive line is also very good, and they will be looking to get to the quarterback on a very regular basis. This could actually be their key to getting the win here, which they haven’t been able to do in the past two seasons.
Why bet on the Texas A&M Aggies
The QB position at A&M looked to be in a total shambles, but Trevor Knight has stepping in and done an excellent job of restoring some calm. Knight has thrown for almost 900 yards through the first three games of the season, and is a major reason why the Aggies are coming into this one unbeaten. Last week was very much a signature win, as going into Auburn and getting the W is never an easy task to accomplish. Texas A&M have won the last two meetings with the Razorbacks by 7 points, and they have to be considered the favorite again here. Yes, it’s a neutral site game, but it’s still in Texas, so expect it to be a very pro-Aggies crowd.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I have a feeling that this one is going to go right down to the wire, and I believe it may come down to the final drive to get the win. I’m going against the favorite here, and am taking the Razorbacks to spring the upset.