Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers are undefeated heading into the final week of the regular season. Their final test in Baton Rouge comes in the form of a Texas A&M Aggies squad that they’ve probably been waiting to face all year.
If you forgot, the Aggies and Tigers got into a heated and wild matchup last year that went seven overtimes. There were plenty of controversial calls and events that happened in that game that the Ags won. Now, the Tigers have a shot to have the opposite occur. Although, we probably figure they’ll want regulation to solve this, and not overtime. Surely, not seven overtimes either.
The Tigers’ dynamic receivers are likely to make a big impact in this game. Texas A&M’s pass defense is pretty good, but they have probably faced two teams who have WR talent as good as LSU in the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers. Coincidentally, they allowed two of their biggest marks in passing yards in those games: 268 to Clemson, 293 to Alabama. Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall Jr. could very well be poised to have big, big games today if they get going.
Where this game could be decided is in the trenches though. Texas A&M’s run defense has gotten significantly better over the last three weeks. After giving up 250 and 239 rushing yards to the Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi St. Bulldogs, A&M has bounced back the last couple weeks. They allowed 93 yards to UTSA, 45 to the South Carolina Gamecocks and 97 to the Georgia Bulldogs a week ago. LSU meanwhile has been a little shoddier. They gave up 402 rushing yards to Ole Miss, 114 a week ago to the Arkansas Razorbacks and 123 to ‘Bama. Granted the YPC, minus the Ole Miss game, have been rather solid. But if A&M is going to beat them in one area, running the football could be it.
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Spread: LSU -17
Moneyline: LSU -900 | Texas A&M +600