Time: 7:30 pm ET/6:30 p.m. CT
Stream: ESPN app
Odds: Texas A&M -3
There’s an anticipated SEC West showdown tonight in College Station as the Texas A&M Aggies take on the LSU Tigers. Joe Burrow and company are looking to show and prove why they are in the top 10 in the nation and they are determined to pull out an upset. Can Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies keep the Tigers at bay and rise up in rankings?
Here are three things to watch and consider in this matchup.
LSU offense will have to depend more on Burrow and his passing game
Since the Aggies rush defense is stupid good this season, the Tigers may have to rely on their QB to get things done offensively. Burrow isn’t afraid to lead his team victory. Burrow average 185 yards per game in passing but he has to step up more tonight in order to get the win.
Texas A&M has to stop LSU rushing offense
Texas A&M rushing defense is a beast this season. The most they’ve allowed their opponents to rush on them is 164 yards. They allow an average of 80.8 rushing yards per game. LSU rushes a little over 200 yards per game. With the dual threat running backs in Nick Brossette and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, both will have a hard time with the Aggies rush defense or will they?
Battle of the defenses?
...And that it may come down to. Both defenses are arguably great, in their own right. LSU has to keep lead running back Trayevon Williams under 200 rushing yards and which they are known to do against top tier teams. If the Aggies can keep Burrow out of the air and force the run, the Tigers will have trouble pulling this game off.
Prediction: LSU 20, Texas A&M 17