Texas A&M played a top-5 team last week and it was about as pretty as taking a tour of a sausage factory. The Aggies were blown out by, who else, Alabama in a 52-24 rout. Maybe the defeat wasn't surprising but giving up 52 to a QB (Mac Jones) who is entering his first full season as a starter isn't where the Aggies envisioned themselves in year three under Jimbo Fisher.
As each year goes by and Texas A&M is average in the SEC and Florida State is atrocious in the ACC, we're still left to wonder if Fisher's departure was the best thing for both schools. While the Kevin Sumlin era was clearly over in College Station, he got off to a much quicker start with the Aggies than Fisher. They face Florida in Week 4 who has no problem scoring, scoring at least 36 in each of their first three games. Fisher has ample experience facing off against Florida and will need to rely on every bit of his history to pull off this upset and avoid becoming unranked.
What TV Channel is Florida-Texas A&M on?
Florida-Texas A&M will be shown on ESPN at 12:00 p.m. ET. You can live stream NCAA Football Games on fuboTV.
How to Watch Florida-Texas A&M
When: Saturday, October 10
Where: Kyle Field - College Station, TX
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch College Football free with fuboTV)
Quarterback Kellen Mond hasn't been bad at all for Texas A&M. Actually he has been quite good being able to adjust against Alabama after coming out flat with only one score against lowly Vanderbilt. They barely won that first game but against the Crimson Tide, Mond threw for more than 300 yards, three scores and only one turnover. The problem was the Aggies defense. While giving up more than 100 yards on the ground was bad enough, the Tide went for 435 through the air giving up four scores to Jones. The Aggies simply have to get better quick if they are going to hang with Florida's air-raid offense. The only SEC offense that Florida's rivals is maybe the ambassador and chief of the air-raid style, Mississippi State coach Mike Leach.
Seriously, Florida's precision through the air would put every commercial airline to shame. Quarterback Kyle Trask is an early candidate for the Heisman. He's already thrown 10 touchdowns in two games next to only one interception. It doesn't hurt that he has the best Tight End in the game in Kyle Pitts. He's been on the receiving end of six of those touchdowns and should be a first-round draft pick next year. The Gators' defense hasn't had to be good as the offense is blowing out opponents so far this year. Expect another matchup like when the Aggies played Alabama. Their opponent should be able to score at will in this matchup that is one of two between ranked SEC teams this week. The other is #14 Tennessee at #3 Georgia on CBS.
Florida-Texas A&M Betting Odds
Florida Odds: - 6.5
Texas A&M Odds: +6.5
Money Line: Florida -244 - Texas A&M +195