We’ve got a fun game on the schedule for Week 2 of the college football season that pits one of the best Group of 5 squads in the nation against a team that got a lot of College Football Playoff buzz heading into 2022. That’s right, the Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Appalachian State: 59 overall, 42 offense, 73 defense
Texas A&M: 5 overall, 31 offense, 3 defense
No reported injuries
TE Max Wright- OUT (Knee)
C Bryce Foster- OUT (mono)
Against The Spread
Appalachian State: 0-1 ATS
Texas A&M: 0-1 ATS
Appalachian State: Over 0-1
Texas A&M: Over 1-0
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Appalachian State: 84 overall, 68 offense, 86 defense
Texas A&M: 98 overall, 81 offense, 92 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Texas A&M -18.5
Moneyline: Texas A&M -975, App State +675
Opening line: Texas A&M -17
Opening total: 54.5
Texas A&M -18.5
App State almost shocked North Carolina last week in a thrilling 63-61 loss to open up the season in Boone. Still, UNC hasn’t looked good at all this season and even though Chase Brice is a solid QB, they won’t be any match for the Aggies D. A&M’s defense is one of the best in the nation and pitched a shutout last week against Sam Houston State. The offense will catch up eventually, but the defense will make things tough for App State all day long.
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