After picking up two straight wins against SEC opponents, the Texas A&M Aggies (5-3, 3-2) look to become bowl-eligible for the eleventh straight season as they take on in-state foe UTSA (3-4. 2-2 CUSA) Saturday afternoon in College Station.
The only other meeting between these two programs took place in November of 2016, with A&M picking up a 23-10 victory in what would be their final victory of the season. That likely won’t be the case for the Aggies this time around.
Something to monitor for A&M this weekend will be if their rushing attack can continue to excel. It has improved throughout the season, and in last week’s win over Mississippi State, Kylin Hill notched his fifth 100+ yard game of the season, finishing with a game-high 150 rushing yards.
This is also uncharted territory for A&M this season in that it’s the first time they’ve had a winning or losing streak of two or more games. They alternated results in their first six games before picking up back to back wins to get to this point.
In all, it’s hard to find too many things for A&M to worry about in this one. They’re an SEC team facing a middling Conference USA team at home and are favored by nearly 40 points depending on where you look.
The Aggies will win this game, then have a week off before another winnable game against South Carolina. If you’re looking for something of note in this game, Kellen Mond needs just 22 passing yards to pass Kevin Murray and move into fifth all-time among A&M quarterbacks.
How to watch or stream
Time: 11 a.m. CT
TV: SEC Network