Week 4 NCAAF Expert Pick – No. 6 Texas A&M at SMUJosh Bailey
Finding a Week 4 NCAAF expert pick won’t be very hard when the high-scoring sixth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies put their explosive offense on display this coming Saturday against the reeling Southern Methodist University Mustangs.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) September 16, 2014
You see, the outcome of this contest is absolutely set in stone – and even if the ATS outcome is still a bit of mystery to you – this informative Week 4 NCAAF expert pick, will put you on the right path for this huge Week 4 mismatch.
Matchup: No. 6 Texas A&M at SMU
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Where: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Spread: Texas A&M -32.5
Week 4 NCAAF Expert Pick Preview:
SMU (0-2 SU, 0-2 ATS) comes into this contest absolutely reeling both on the field and off. Former head coach June Jones resigned this past week, leaving defensive coordinator Tom Mason to run the show as the interim head coach. The Mustangs have also been one of the worst teams in college football this season and suffered an emphatic 43-6 road loss against North Texas in Week 2 that followed its 45-0 shellacking one week earlier against Baylor.
Texas A&M (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) on the other hand, has been absolutely lights out since the start of the 2014 season despite losing both Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans to the NFL Draft. The Aggies have outscored their opponents 163-41 this season behind gifted sophomore quarterback Kenny ‘Trill’ Hill.
Hill kicked off the season by shattering Manziel’s single-game passing record by throwing for a whopping 511 yards en route to a 52-28 spanking over then No. 9 South Carolina – on the road no less. Hills has tossed an impressive 11 TD passes without an interception so far.
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 17, 2014
On the other side of the ball, Texas A&M true freshman Myles Garrett is making quite a name for himself. The five-star recruit has already tied the school record for sacks by a freshman with 5.5 and that figure leads all SEC defensive players.
"Just glad he’s on our team, let’s put it that way," defensive coordinator Mark Snyder said. "… He’s still got a long ways to go, but it’s very comforting as a coach to see that you can put people out there who can create pass rush and allow me to be more flexible with what we do coverage-wise."
Texas A&M is averaging a jaw-dropping 54.3 points per game while SMU is averaging a grand total of 3.0 points per contest. The Mustangs are also allowing a whopping 44.0 points per contest while Texas A&M allows just 13.7 per game defensively.
I don’t think there’s any other way to say it…except that I’ll be shocked if the Aggies don’t win this matchup going away.