Texas A&M is one of the largest favorites on the Week 3 college football schedule as the Aggies take on New Mexico on Saturday at noon ET in College Station. For A&M, which has defeated Kent State and squeaked by Colorado, this is one final tuneup before SEC play starts. For New Mexico, which has defeated FCS team Houston Baptist and in-state rival New Mexico State, this is the most lopsided game on their schedule from a talent perspective.
The latest Texas A&M vs. New Mexico odds at Caesars Sportsbook have the Aggies as 30-point favorites, and list the point total at 50. Before entering any New Mexico vs. Texas A&M picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Texas A&M vs. New Mexico spread: Texas A&M -30
- Texas A&M vs. New Mexico over-under: 51 points
What you need to know about Texas A&M
While Texas A&M does not appear to be in serious danger of losing this game, 30 points is a big number to cover. That's especially true when you're bringing in a new quarterback, like the Aggies are, and only scored 10 points your last time out, as the Aggies did against Colorado. Haynes King, who started the season under center, is out indefinitely with a leg injury. In steps Zach Calzada, a sophomore who was 18 for 38 for 183 yards through the air in relief of King against Colorado.
The Aggies still have Isaiah Spiller at running back and a dominant talent advantage over New Mexico, a team that is routinely one of the worst in the Mountain West Conference and is collecting a healthy paycheck to play this game. But Texas A&M's lack of a passing game -- and New Mexico quarterback Terry WIlson, a Kentucky transfer who can make plays with his legs -- could prevent this from becoming too ugly for the big home favorites.
What you need to know about New Mexico
Meanwhile, the Lobos beat the New Mexico State Aggies 34-25 last Saturday to move to 2-0 after they opened the season with a 27-17 win over FCS-level Houston Baptist. Wilson has played well at quarterback. He's completed 74.2 percent of his passes for 556 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions thus far in 2021. He's also added 47 yards on the ground.
Bobby Cole and Aaron Dumas have both rushed for over 100 yards this season, and with Wilson being a threat to run as well, that'll certainly give the Aggies some things to think about defensively.
How to make New Mexico vs. Texas A&M picks
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