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Texas A&M vs. Kentucky 2018: Time, TV channel, watch online, odds, preview

The Aggies play

NCAA Football: Arkansas at Texas A&M Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

How to Watch and Stream

TV: ESPN

Watch Online: WatchESPN


Gamblin’ Odds

Texas A&M is the favorite by 6 points, and the Over/Under is 50 according to OddsShark.com


What to Watch For

The Kentucky Wildcats are white hot. Like, the best start to a season of my young life. Terry Wilson has rushed for 300 yards as a QB and thrown for about 600, throwing two TDs and 5 interceptions. Can he torch the weak secondary of the Texas A&M Aggies? We know what Kellen Mond is already. Time and again he proven why he should start for the Aggies. Although he has a pedestrian 60.1 completion percentage, he’s rushed for four touchdowns and thrown for seven. Could we see him pad his stats against Kentucky

What about the ground. A&M has a solid running back in Trayveon Williams, who is second in rushing yards per game and all-purpose yards. He’s third in carries as well, meaning he gets his fair share of touches. One the other side however, Benny Snell leads in all of those categories listed above, and in rushing touchdowns as well. Look for these two players to be the focal point of their offenses.

Although the Aggies lost Jhamon Ausbon to foot surgery, their receiving corps is just as productive in the pro-style offense Jimbo Fisher runs. The Wildcats have been extremely productive as well. I think the Aggies will eventually capitalize through the air, on the backs of Jace Sternberger and Camron Buckley.

On defense, it’s favorable for Kentucky when it comes to the secondary. I think they have the right personnel to give Mond some issues. Even though star linebacker Kash Daniel (I swear he’s not a pro-wrestler) is suspended for the first half, linebacker Josh Allen will still contribute well. The D-Line is where I see Texas A&M take over. That front four is nasty, and being led by Landis Durham is a privilege some teams wont have. Look for trench warfare to really decide the game.

All in all, I think it will be a gritty, pound it out type of game. While A&M can launch attacks from the air, their ground game is nothing to laugh at. Kentucky is all trench warfare, that’s their bread and butter. My pick, with a little help from the 12th man, is the Aggies.

Final Score: Aggies 24-17 over the Wildcats